Historical Images: The DuBois Estate 80 Years Before Demolition

A new weekly feature includes photographs from the Ocean City Historical Museum collection and from the modern era.

This week's "Then and Now" features the home recently demolished at 647 Battersea Road that was know as the DuBois estate.

The first photo shows the home, which was built in 1924, circa 1930. The second photo shows the home as it stood for the last 87 years and as many will remember it. The third and fourth images show the home as it was being demolished on May 16, 2011. For more information about the home, see this

To see more historical photos of Ocean City, visit the Ocean City Historical Museum in the  at 1735 Simpson Ave.


See also: Fred Miller's "" photos, which run every Sunday.

Frank April 09, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Jason - thank you for your kind words they are much appreciated. I tried to correct any misinformation. Unfortunately as a result I was verbally attacked. I have decided to minimize my contribution to this forum. I do not wish to participate in something that is full of misguided negativity.
Jason April 10, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Frank- It saddens me to hear that your were verbally attacked for merely trying to reference people to the facts that are just a click away and couple minutes of light reading. Frank please do not let this small minded bully stop or limit you in any way from merely speaking the truth and using common sense to point people to where they can find facts about topics they think they know about. Your persistent attempts mere not in vain and did not go un-noticed by Dana and her family. She thanks you for defending the just. To the person who attacked you- you should be ashamed of yourself!!! Frank did nothing wrong and was extremely non-confrontational. He was merely a guide trying to refer people to the facts as they were written in the articles. He did nothing to be verbally attacked! Please keep this civil and stop attacking those who don't deserve it.
Frank April 10, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Thank you again Jason...much appreciated!
Eric April 22, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Dana, build a nice home in a nice neighborhood and let your family enjoy it. " Preservationist" love to tell others what to do with their own property but are unwilling to pay for it. House looks great. Hopefully you are in by the summer
Pat Mock June 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM
who was your friend? Jeri DuBois was the maid of honor in my wedding. I always loved Dot and Joe Du Boise---they lived in Pitman, NJ during the year. He was the city solicitor of Ocean City--for free-- for years----Pat Mock Patmock@bellsouth.net


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