The first of what we think were several iterations of the bandstand was erected in 1911, with the help of $50 donated by the Village Council in June. We believe the bandstands were located at the place closest to the railroad tracks, about in the middle of the park.
A Fireman’s carnival was held at the Bandstand in August 1913 to raise funds for the new library. About $1,000 was raised. This became an annual event until 1962. Food was supplied by the various churches. Band concerts were also held at the Bandstand each Friday night during the summer.
A new white wooden bandstand at Central/Bandstand/Fireman’s/Jorvig Park (37th and Brunswick) was completed on July 4, 1914, in time for the Park’s “big jubilee celebration.”
The bandstand was lit for the first time in September 1916.
After neighborhood complaints, the bandstand was torn down in 1954 after 40 years of use. A ball diamond took its place.