July 10, 1915: As folks strolled in their weekend finery, booths boarded up for the winter were now open with games of chance and advertised summer staples like glasses of buttermilk, Coca-Cola, ice cream, and Trask's Restaurant. The restaurant stood next to Derby Racer, one of 15 roller coasters in the park and the one owned by Howard Trask, the restaurateur.
Aug. 18, 1935: Revere Beach during a hot afternoon. Temperatures this day soared to 90 degrees and people in all manner of dress, casual and formal, took to the beach for a little relief. In its heyday, more than 250,000 bathers would relax along Revere Beach's shores on hot summer days. Seen in the background is the new Ocean Pier and Dancing Pavilion constructed in 1911.
July 8, 1968: The Cyclone, one of the largest roller coasters in the United States, can be seen in the background as people sunbathed at Revere Beach. Built in 1925 by Harry Travers for $125,000, its cars traveled at a speed of 50 miles per hour and its climb reached a 100 feet. Leo Hurley, whose father and uncle started the amusement era on Revere Beach in 1898 and who ran the last rides before the amusement park closed in 1978, said Revere Beach was "the Coney Island of Massachusetts, the playground of New England."
June 14, 1970 : Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Santosuosso and their children, Laura, 5, and Lewis Jr., 2, cleaned Revere Beach at the start of the 1970 summer season.
Aug. 23, 1972: Revere Beach was a destination spot for many beachgoers and amusement park aficionados. Here, Peter Sousi and Michael Federico, both of Roslindale, were strolling on the beach.
July 9, 1987: Sunbathers basked at Revere Beach as the contrast in decades was apparent in the background. The luxury high-rise condos have replaced the amusements and arcades once found along the boulevard. The beach area, ravaged by the Blizzard of 1978, saw a $130 million private and public redevelopment project build apartments and condominiums near the waterfront.