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Historical Images: Eighth Street Buildings Survive, but Trolley Does Not

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 views of Eighth Street as seen from from the top of the Crown Bank building at Eighth Street and Asbury Avenue.

The first photo looks east down Eighth Street toward the Boardwalk in the late 1920s. The second photo shows the same view in August 2010.

You might notice a number of the buildings on the north side of  Eighth Street are still there today. The trolley you see was part of the Shore Fast Line, which ran over a bridge parallel to the Ninth Street causeway, through Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield, Pleasantville and into Atlantic City.

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

Doug wing August 18, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I always enjoy looking at these pictures...Keep them coming!!
Ellen August 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM
It would be nice if the 'today' photos were take from approximately the same height as the 'before' photos. I love the 'yesterday' and 'today' feature but it's difficult at times to see it as the same space.
M.E. Robart October 15, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Several years ago when new stores were being built near the Music Pier, a sign advertising the Shore Fast Line was uncovered on the side of a building. Sopposedly, it was put away for "safe Keeping". It should be found and displayed somewhere. Oean City is losing its past flavor due to demolition

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