These are images from a presentation created by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos that discusses Alameda's south shore baths, now all long gone.
Location and duration of Alameda's south shore baths thru 1885.
Location and duration of Alameda's south shore baths thru 1916.
Location and duration of Alameda's south shore baths thru 1961.
The daily scene at Surf Beach Park.
An Alameda postcard
An ad for Neptune Gardens Aviation Meet
A scenic Alameda postcard
Bathing at Alameda Beach
The south shore before 1950s era landfill.
The dance pavilion at Neptune Beach
The Alameda Argus released this map of Alameda in 1888.
A postcard view of the entrance tower at Neptune Beach was arabesque in style.
Sunny Cove Baths was at Central Avenue and Fifth Street.
Looking at the Entrance Tower from outside Neptune Beach.
The south shore before the landfill of the 1950s.
Olympic medalist Johnny Weismuller (also Hollywood's Tarzan) practiced at Neptune Beach.
A scene from Sunny Cove baths
The high dive platform at Neptune Beach.
The pools at Neptune Beach
a scene from Neptune Beach
Nellie Schmidt was known as Alameda's Mermaid
When Neptune Beach closed, its fixtures sold for pennies on the dollar.
A scene from Neptune Beach
The entrance tower from inside Neptune Beach.
Yowza! Neptune Beach.
Posing in the Neptune Beach photo studio.
Neptune Becah Dance Hall in upper left.
To access Neptune Beach one needed a season or day pass.
Alameda's idyllic setting was the perfect escape for city dwellers.
Jim Strehlow is the grandson of Neptune Beach founder Robert Strehlow. Jim volunteers at Alameda's Pacific Pinball Museum, in a way continuing the family's legacy of amusement.
Surf Beach Park was a precursor to Neptune Beach
Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan.
Terrace Baths whose owner met with great tragedy.
Alameda Argus map excerpt of the West End.
An Aerial photograph of Neptune Beach
Bird's Hotel once stood near today's Pacific Avenue and Main Street.
Croll's windows all shattered after a locomotive exploded not too far away in 1903.
Early phone books listed Alameda's bathing resorts.
Early phone books listed Alameda's garden resorts.
Fifth St. Station today
Kohlmoos Hotel went up to provide Alameda's visitors a place to recreate.
Neptune Beach 1920 from biplane
Neptune Beach 1920 aerial closeup
The Palace Brewery
Palace Court today was named for the brewery.
Robert Strehlow founded Neptune Beach with a series of other investors.
Schroederville, an early Alameda garden resort
The site of Second Street Baths today.
Graphic comparing Neptune Beach aerial with contemporary google map.
Site of Terrace Baths today.
Terrace Baths ad
Hibbard's Third - No parks
Town of Alameda - No Parks
Oakland - Parks
Town of Woodstock - No Parks
These are photos about Alameda's Lost Baths.
Postcards courtesy www.AlamedaInfo.com
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