Yore Place

...in Egg Harbor

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Market Square Skating Rink - #1101

market square-

The market square was the center of the city and drew young and old downtown for winter activities, usually culminating in a winter carnival.  Fond are the memories of my youth during the 50s and early 60s. Many hours, day and night, were spent on the square's fabulous skating rink.  Sad was the day when the late winter's sun finally won out and the sheet of ice became slush and finally a big puddle in a transition from winter activity to summer activity.   Those were the days, no Ipods, no cellphones, no TVs.........just a bunch of kids making fun.

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin's "Market Square" was the hub of the city's activities from the time the city was founded until the start of the 1960s, after which its surface and philosophy of use was changed and the year round activities moved to different locations throughout the city.  At about the same time the prominent high school and county court house structures were taken down.

The 'square' was surrounded by the several historic buildings, including the county library @1913, county museum @1939, school @1909, county court house @1878 and the warming house @1941.

Original watercolor by PaPa Giz - 14"x21" - #1101 - SOLD.   Prints are still available.


Yore Place in Egg Harbor