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First Resort: 1911

First Resort: 1911

July 1911. "Street scene, 2nd Avenue, Asbury Park." Greetings from this pleasant setting for the ice wagon, streetcar, sandwich shop and resort hotels. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

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The same view today, from a lower angle. Asbury Park lost most of its grand Victorian buildings during its Lost Years of the 1970's through 1990's, prior to its reincarnation as a gay and lesbian resort. Note the famous music club The Stone Pony on the left side of the current view.

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