Historical Images: 10th Street and Ocean Avenue
Our weekly feature includes photographs from the Ocean City Historical Museum collection and from the modern era.
This week's "Then and Now" features a streetscape looking southwest down the 1000 block of Ocean Avenue.
The first image shows the historic block circa 1920. Note the street was unpaved but graded with curbs and drainage. The street light on the left side of the image is suspended from a pulley so the light could be lowered for repairs. Midway down the block there was a home with its own tennis court that is now a parking lot.
The second image is the street as it appears today. As you look down the block, of the first four houses from the corner, three remain standing. The condominum on the corner uses design elements from the home that stood there before such as the wrap-around porch and brick columns. At the far end of the block is Ocean Manor Motor Inn that had a fire in 2011.