Side view of Mr. McNamara’s Pier 1 Restaurant, at Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia, which once featured a Ferris wheel (and an actual roof). It opened in 1969, doing quite well until 1971, when it was partly destroyed by a fire. I believe that is when the Ferris wheel disappeared. Rebuilt, continued until 1974 when an arsonist gutted it. It was rebuilt a second time, finally being razed a third time by fire in 1979. The city purchased the remnants of the pier in 1979.
At a later date (maybe tomorrow) I’ll post a photo taken at the pier after its destruction.