Saturday, January 7, 2012
Our weekly feature includes photographs from the Ocean City Historical Museum collection and from the modern era.
This week's "Then and Now" features The Chestnut, located on the northwest corner of Third Street and Wesley Avenue. The Chestnut was a rooming house at 248 Wesley Avenue. The first image is an undated photo from a real estate listing. The property was for sale for $10,897! The second image shows the building as it appears today, a four-unit condominium. The property sold for $328,000 in 2000 and was renovated to its current use. Three of the four units sold for a total of $725,900 in 2001-02. To see more historical photos of Ocean City, visit the Ocean City Historical Museum in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
A weekly feature includes photographs from the Ocean City Historical Museum collection and from the modern era.
This week's "Then and Now" features the building on the southwest corner of Eighth Street and Asbury Avenue, across the street from the building featured in last week's Then & Now. The first photo shows the building shortly after it was built in 1910 as the original home for Ocean City Title & Trust Company. The company remained headquartered here until they constructed what is now the Crown Bank building across Asbury Avenue in 1925. It was later home to Atlantic City Electric for many years. One sign on the front of the of the building describes the services provided: general banking, title insurance, searches trusts and safe deposit boxes. Another sign touts that it was a Designated United States Postal Savings Depository. The sign on …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
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 building on the northwest corner of Eighth Street and Asbury Avenue. The first photo is from the 1911 Ocean City Directory, when the building was home to the First National Bank. The property was built in 1895 by a local masonry contractor, Harry Headly. It was the first all-brick building to be constructed in Ocean City. After a new competing bank, the Ocean City Title & Trust, opened across Eighth Street, the building was renovated to its current appearance. The second photograph shows the building as it appears today as home to Calvary Chapel. If you take a look down the alley between the this building and Sun Rose Books, you will see the building's original brick work. The building is listed for…
Sunday, May 22, 2011
A new weekly feature includes photographs from historian Fred Miller's collection and information about upcoming Ocean City Beach Patrol events.
Photographer Donald B. Kravitz took this picture of Mayor Henry “Bud” Knight and internationally famous model Petra Nemcova turning the Ocean City Beach Patrol’s gold key to unlock the Atlantic Ocean on May 28, 2004. This annual event will be held at noon Friday, May 27, 2011, on the beach beside the Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace. This will be followed by the Business Persons’ Plunge. People in business attire will march into the ocean to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” to welcome the summer of 2011. _____________________ See also: Michael McMahon's "Then and Now" historical photos, which run every Saturday.