Revere Walking Map

Revere Walking Map

In 1895, landscape architect Charles Eliot was hired to restore the great crescent of the beach permanently for bathing, promenading, eating, socializing and ocean viewing. A narrow gauge railroad led to beach amenities like open-air bathhouses with bathing suits rented for 25 cents/hour. Rules of the era prohibited bathers from crossing the boulevard in bathing suits, so a tunnel was built under it. A clock faced the beach reminding bathers when their bathing suit rental period was ending.

The beach was lined with grand hotels, four large roller coasters, carousels with handcarved horses five deep, fun houses and bowling alleys. The world-famous Cyclone Coaster had a vertical drop of 100 feet with speeds of 50 mph. Revere Beach has many historical structures preserved from its past: the clock, beachside pavilions, William G. Reinstein Bandstand, the Captain’s House and a police station topped with the 6-foot long copper codfish weathervane from the former bathhouse.

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