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Schmidt's Park.
Schmidt's Park.
TitleSchmidt's Park.
Carriages & coaches
DescriptionSchmidt's Park was a privcate park, owned by Frank P. Schmidt. it covered many wooded acres just south of Peoria in Limestone Township, between what is now South Crest Drive and East Lane. Paths wound around between the trees and many flower beds. Gas lightes lined the paths. There was a large circular decorative fountain located on Middle Road on the hill. (This would have been on the right side of the picture beyond the large boulder). The pavcilion had a dance floor, bowling alley, and chicken dinners were served. There was a ball diamond, which was still in use in the 1940s. At this time carnivals also appeared there. The park closed around the time of Frank P. Schmidt's death in March of 1903. The fountain was a fun place to play in the 1940s. It was concrete and shaped like a funnel.
PublisherBradley University Library
Dateca. 1900s
SourceImage B150-1016 in the Peoria Historical Society Image Collection, Bradley University Library, Special Collections Center
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