Friday, December 16, 2011
Jai Alai Fronton - Daytona Beach, Florida
Fronton is located on Route 92
View Cardboard America in a larger map
A Fronton is a two walled or single walled court used as playing area for Basque pelota or Jai Alai.
Thanks to the Los Angeles Times for this tidbit:
The Daytona Beach Fronton was built in 1959. In 1974, the Daytona Beach (Fla.) Jai Alai fronton burned to the ground and a $4-million insurance payment was paid out. The report to the Birmingham Racing Commission said that in 1980, Gary Bowdach, a federal prosecution witness, said the fire was ordered by Salvatore Cufari, a reputed crime boss in Springfield, Mass.
I am not sure where the fronton was, exactly. The postcard only says Route 92 and show the fronton near the water.