Over Memorial Day weekend, The Coney Island History Project opened "Neptune Revisited: Terra Cotta Relics from the Childs Building, Last of Coney Island's Boardwalk Palaces," exhibiting terra cotta relics from the original Childs Restaurant Building, now the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center. The exhibition gives insight into the history of the popular boardwalk restaurant and the extensive process to restore the original 1924 building.
The Seaside Park and Community Arts Center is one step closer to completion. The once dull Coney Island Childs Restaurant’s nautical motif has been restored to its former glory. Each piece — from Poseidon to the sailing ships and sea creatures — have been painstakingly brought back to life through hours of carving and hand-painted finishes. Click […]
Work continues on the construction of the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center as the original Coney Island Childs Restaurant is transformed into a new restaurant for the recently opened amphitheater and event space. Boston Valley has replicated hundreds of ornate terra cotta units that are in the process of being installed on site. The […]
Boston Valley Terra Cotta held our annual sales meeting Sept. 28 – 30 in our hometown of Buffalo, NY. These annual sales meetings provide a chance for our sales representatives to get a closer look at whats happening in the factory and network with various members of the Boston Valley team. Our International Sales Manager, Bill […]
Over 30 years of experience replicating historic glazes and developing new ones has allowed Boston Valley Terra Cotta to amass extensive knowledge and resources to rely on when manufacturing glazed architectural terra cotta. The company’s expertise, in combination with that of Christine Jetten, a renowned Dutch glaze artist, remains a vital part of the restoration […]
Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been busy remaking the colorful and intricate sculptural pieces that are the trademark of the former Childs Restaurant on Coney Island. Childs Restaurants were distinguished for their architectural quality and use of high-quality materials including white ceramic tile walls and floors, marble tables, and modern lighting. Designed by Hirons and […]
After years of sitting vacant, the former Childs Restaurant Building on Coney Island is in the process of being redeveloped as the Seaside Park and Community Art Center. Opened in 1923, during the height of Coney Island’s popularity as a vacation spot for people to escape the city, the building served as a restaurant until […]