Landmarked Childs Restaurant is looking good
Eye on Real Estate: It's part of Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
This landmark on the Coney Island boardwalk is starting to look good.
Renovators have made great strides on the restoration of Childs Restaurant, which was constructed in 1923.|
The forbidding face of Neptune, god of the sea, peers down from the terra-cotta ornamentation on the stucco façade of the Spanish Colonial Revival-style building.
The once-glamorous seaside restaurant at 3052 W. 21st St., which was designed by architects Dennison & Hirons, is being restored because it’s an integral piece of a new concert venue that made its debut last summer.
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, as the new entertainment complex is called, also has an open-air component with a roof and 5,000 seats.