Picture St. Marys
Belle Isle and Old Casino
Description
Creator
Milton W. Reesor, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This is an image of a dirt road, with a pathway along the left side and a building to the right. There are a few people walking along the pathway and a few others standing by the building. There is a lot of greenery in this park, including gardens and trees.

This image is thought to have been taken on Belle Isle in Detroit, with the building featured in it being the old casino. The Belle Isle Casino was one of the first structures built on Belle Isle after it became a park, and the Casino opened in 1887. Despite its name, it was not used as a gambling facility, but was instead used to host public events like meetings, dances, entertainment, etc. This building was demolished and replaced in 1908 as the wood structure was already deteriorating.

The Belle Isle is an almost 1000-acre island park with many different activities and attractions. It is located on an island in the Detroit River, just north of the Canada - United States border.

This photo belongs to the Reesor Collection, which is a group of photos taken by Milton W. Reesor, a local amateur photographer. He took many photos of friends, family, animals, outdoor activities, machinery, the railway, and more in and around St. Marys from 1898-1910.
Subject(s)
Local identifier
reesor238
Collection
Reesor Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.3346947284979 Longitude: -82.9954474551392
Donor
Dan O'Toole
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Reesor Collection. "Belle Isle and Old Casino ." St. Marys Museum, reesor238.
Location of Original
St. Marys Museum Archives
Terms of Use
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction.
High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email:museum@town.stmarys.on.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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Belle Isle and Old Casino


This is an image of a dirt road, with a pathway along the left side and a building to the right. There are a few people walking along the pathway and a few others standing by the building. There is a lot of greenery in this park, including gardens and trees.

This image is thought to have been taken on Belle Isle in Detroit, with the building featured in it being the old casino. The Belle Isle Casino was one of the first structures built on Belle Isle after it became a park, and the Casino opened in 1887. Despite its name, it was not used as a gambling facility, but was instead used to host public events like meetings, dances, entertainment, etc. This building was demolished and replaced in 1908 as the wood structure was already deteriorating.

The Belle Isle is an almost 1000-acre island park with many different activities and attractions. It is located on an island in the Detroit River, just north of the Canada - United States border.

This photo belongs to the Reesor Collection, which is a group of photos taken by Milton W. Reesor, a local amateur photographer. He took many photos of friends, family, animals, outdoor activities, machinery, the railway, and more in and around St. Marys from 1898-1910.