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Exhibit: 50th Anniversary of Fred Trump’s Demolition of Steeplechase Pavilion

May 28, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 7:00 pm

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From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 1-7pm
| Free

The Coney Island History Project’s first special exhibit of the 2016 season, opening on Memorial Day Weekend, will be “The 50th Anniversary of Fred Trump’s Demolition of the Steeplechase Pavilion.”

A half century ago Coney’s most beautiful and imposing structure was demolished by developer Fred Trump, Donald Trump’s father. This exhibit examines in photos, ephemera, and oral history, the importance of the pavilion and the memories of local personalities who dealt with Trump before and after the tragic demolition of a Coney Island landmark. During the last decade History Project director Charles Denson interviewed many of the players involved in the loss of Steeplechase and the exhibit reveals many little known facts.

Fred Trump had a long lasting effect on Coney Island that goes way beyond the loss of the Pavilion. His racist tenant relocation tactics at the Trump Village development site destroyed the lives of many poor families who were moved to the dilapidated bungalows of Coney’s West End community. None of Trump’s Coney Island projects were without scandal or controversy. This exhibit covers them all.

Organizer

Coney Island History Project
Phone:
347-702-8553
Email:
Website:
http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/

Venue

Coney Island History Project
3059 West 12 Street
Brooklyn, 11224 United States
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Phone:
347-702-8553
Website:
http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/