Dreamland Roller Rink (Childs Building)

September 9 2008 at 15:40:46
Childs Building on The Boardwalk, outfitted as a roller rink, 2008

Built in 1923 –24, the Childs Boardwalk restaurant was constructed in Spanish Colonial Revival style with elaborate terra-cotta decorations by the Atlantic Terra-Cotta Company. The restaurant closed in the 1950's and became a candy factory. After being put up for sale in 2001, the Childs Building became a candidate for Landmark status, which was granted in 2002. In March, 2008, it played host to a Lola Starr's Dreamland Roller Rink, which ceased operations in 2010 after the building's owners, Taconic Investments, chose not to renew the lease. The building has been purchased by the city and is currently undergoing renovation as part of a new amphitheater project.