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Mary Ann Roller RinkPosted Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 12:00 AM
This photograph shows the interior view of the Mary Ann Roller Rink, 2128 Broadway. The maple floor reconditioned, and other facilities provided, the rink is under the management of Lewis Brown and Babe Meystedt. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)
March 30, 1951 Southeast Missourian advertisement
Attention! Mothers and Fathers
Urge your children to roller skate!
At the Mary Ann Roller Rink.
It provides the necessary relaxation they need. If they want to skate we teach them properly at no additional charge.
Now is the time and this is the place to teach your children the graceful art of roller rink skating.
It is a most pleasant, clean sport that gives complete relaxation. Urge your children to devote a part of their time to this pleasant sport.
Lewis Brown, manager
"Babe" Meystedt, floor manager
Jan. 30, 1951 Southeast Missourian
Klarsfeld Announces Purchase of Rink Here; Remodeling Planned
Victor Klarsfeld, operator of Rialto Theater, and co-owner of Mary Ann Amusement Corp., today announced the purchase of Cape Roller Rink, Broadway and Old Jackson Road, from L. F. Brenneisen.
After an extensive remodeling program, expected to be completed late next month or in March, the establishment will be operated under the name Mary Ann Roller Rink. The floor provides a 50 by 130-foot skating area.
As government restrictions on materials are lifted, the place will be constantly improved, Mr. Klarsfeld said. In the meantime, work is underway. To be completed before the opening date are the erection of a stadium for spectators, installation of new wiring and addition of new lighting effects, putting in a new thermostat-controlled oil heating system, new sound system, covering ceiling with acoustical tile, and expanded rest rooms.
Present plans, he said, are to operate a school for beginners Saturday afternoons, and to keep the rink available for private parties Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Something new to this area, shoe skates will be rented to patrons. Affiliated with Mr. Klarsfeld in the amusement company and theater business is Edward J. Rosecan of Hannibal.
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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.