Beach and Childs Building, 4-1978

Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein

This photo, taken by Coney Island resident and amateur documentarian Abe Feinstein, shows the Coney Island Beach in April 1978 looking towards the former Childs Boardwalk Restaurant. 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.