Monday, January 18, 2010
Rice's Golf Range
The golf range was a 23 acre site that stretched from South Broad Street to Independence Avenue. Golf balls were driven from a sectioned wooden platform that ran parallel to South Broad Street. Distance markers were positioned on the range. Gravatts custard (soft ice cream) store whose exterior resembled swirls of soft ice cream and their hot dog stand was located on the corner of Oldfield Avenue. The Independence Plaza now sits on the land of the former driving range.