Category Archives: Paragon-Early History

The grand entrance…

old entrance copy

This classic view of Paragon’s original entrance reveals a few bits of trivia, including an electric trolley running down the middle of Nantasket Avenue (the Hull Street Railway, separate from the electric railroad on the bay side). The buildings on either side of the entrance are pre-Paragon amusements that were incorporated into the park. At left is the Steeplechase, an indoor funhouse franchised from Coney Island’s original, and at right are the Great Coal Mine and the Old Mill. These earlier attractions were built in 1903, two years before Paragon.

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Welcome to our site!

We’re excited to be compiling the first comprehensive history of Paragon Park at Nantasket Beach. This site will give you information about the project, and how you can contribute your memories and your photos. Watch this space for additional information about the publication date and ordering information. Thanks for your interest!

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Paragon Photos

Just a few of the many images of Paragon Park in our collection… putting them all up here might crash the site!

Do you have photos to contribute to the book? Click here to find out how.

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October 14, 2013 · 7:39 pm