Saturday, December 20, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


Former Childs Restaurant Site Granted Landmark Status

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Former Childs Restaurant Site Granted Landmark Status
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

An iconic building in Brooklyn has won landmark status.

The former Childs Restaurant on Surf Avenue is now protected by the city.

The building is the current home to the Coney Island Museum and the headquarters for the Mermaid Parade.

Built in 1917, it paid tribute to the old world Spanish and Mediterranean revival styles, with a red tile roof, round-arch openings and a white façade.

It was the first restaurant built in Coney Island as part of a chain.

Another Childs location was opened on the Boardwalk in 1923 -- that one is also designated a landmark. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP