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1940s - recreation pier for servicemen on Miami Beach
1940's From a postcard

1940's - recreation pier for servicemen on Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida


Does anyone remember where it was?


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Jim Goodwin 15-Aug-2011 14:40
I lived on the Beach and use to go to this as a kid. They had fights every Friday night. The fact that they said "pier" has nothing to do with the location. It was on Pine Tree Drive and 42 st which was renamed Arthur Godfrey Dr.
micheal 06-Feb-2010 06:58
The Miami Beach Servicemen’s Pier was the most famous of the recreational centers in southern Florida. The pier welcomed both servicemen and women. It featured dances, swimming, and fishing, but also provided mathematics classes, Spanish lessons, concerts, chess lessons, bridge, gin rummy, and parchesi games, jig-saw puzzles, ping-pong, pianos for individual use, quiet areas, radio shows, drawing materials, boxing matches, and floor shows from local night clubs. Celebrities appearing at the pier for the benefit of the troops included Bob Hope, Orson Welles, and Rita Hayworth. Over four million allied troops availed themselves of the pier’s services during the war.
michael 05-Feb-2010 06:53
based on other photos, also the fact that it does say "pier", it is quite likely that this is the south beach fishing pier when it had structure on it. Old photos of the pier show 2 large buildings, one at the entrance area, the other at the end (curved roof on that one).

Likely the grassy area here later became part of pier park.
Linda Judge 05-Jun-2009 23:36
Is that 10th street auditorium on Miami Beach?