Friday, April 25, 2008

Same old same old

Taxes are going down for St. Joe residents, but they get this museum. Where has all the Benton Harbor grant money gone over the years?

An architect's drawing shows a view of the future Silver Beach Carousel from a position facing north across Broad Street. Behind the carousel is the Curious Kids' Museum Curiousity Zone. To the left is the Shadowland Ballroom with its south-facing enclosed patio.

Silver Beach planners aim for 'wow' factor

Officials lay out plans for carousel, fountain, interactive Curiosity Zone for children and other features
By David Warfield 4/23/08
Herald Palladium
[Whirlpool company paper]
Silver Beach Carousel Society and Curious Kids' Museum offi­cials are promising a revamped Silver Beach that will "wow" visitors beginning in 2009.
"We hope you'll come away from it with something you'll remember for the rest of your life," said Suz Schalon, presi­dent of the Silver Beach Car­ousel Society. The development is a pri­vate- public partnership of the Whirlpool Corp., the city of St. Joseph, members of the Schalon and Gast families, the Silver Beach Carousel Society and the Curious Kids' Muse­um.
The attractions will open in summer 2009 under the name "Silver Beach," a nod to the city's past...