Oakland: Luna Park
CAPTION: Entrance to Luna Park. NOTES: Reproduced from the collections of the Library of Congress. "The streetcars were the final sign of the total integration of the suburb into the metropolis. "A sort of spin-off of the traction age was the amusement park with its mechanical "treats" so dear to city dwellers of the early twentieth century. Usually these popular pleasances, fostered by the trolley interests, were located in the far suburbs, but curiously enough there existed on the northern marches of Bellefield, at Baum Boulevard and Craig Street, a peculiarly rococo example of the type--Luna Park. Its existence was brief, 1905-1909, but while it lasted, it imparted a garish, 'show-biz' exoticism to the solid residential phalanxes of 'old' Bellefield."(31) PHOTOGRAPHER: Raymond L. Baird. DATE: HEADING: Pittsburgh. Parks. Luna. #: P4874.