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Clarendon Avenue Beach, 1916

 

 

 

Clarendon Avenue Beach, 1916

Clarendon Avenue Beach, 1916. The beach was created in response to a private beach just to its north at Wilson Avenue. Purchased in 1912, the beach was opened to the public in 1915. By 1929, some 2,000,000 people visited the two-block long beach.