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Ocean Grove is consider unincorporated and is part of the Township of Neptune. It was founded in 1869, 260 acres were acquired by the Methodist and is still an Association.
It was also known as "Happy City". Today, "God's Square Mile".
Saint Paul Methodist Episcopal Church
Saint Paul Methodist Episcopal Church, from the 1920's. The church was incorporated in 1874.
The Majestic Hotel, a whole block near the ocean, with it's own cafeteria. Located at Ocean Avenue and Ocean Pathway. Built in 1870 and still operating today! Located at 19 Main Street.
The Boardwalk, looking south. The picture from the 1940's. This one is looking south again, with the Seaside Hotel, from the 1950's. A Southern View looking toward the North End.
Grand Avenue Hotel
The Grand Atlantic Hotel, a block from the ocean, with hot and cold water in every room.
The Association Building, a view from the 1900's. The Auditorium, one view back in the 1920's. This building was started on December 2, 1893. Another view from the 1920's. Still there, a view from the 1940's. A view of the interior, back in the 1900's. Another view of the interior, back in the 1940's. A view of the Auditorium plus the surrounding neighborhood, from the 1950's.
The Pathway, a view from the 1940's. Another view of the pathway, looking from boardwalk.
The Fountain House, a view from the 1910's.
North End Arch with Skeeball, Kohrs, Pauline and The Strand, from the 1950's. The Boardwalk/North End shows the entrance to Ocean Grove from Asbury, back in 1945. The North End view back in the 1910's, looking from Asbury Park. This view again shows the area with The Merry-Go-Round behind the hotel, and then the swimming pool. This view is from the 1910's. The North End Pool, how to cool off (without waves) back in the 1950's.
Wesley Lake, the lake between Ocean Grove and Asbury Park. Another view from the 1900's. Once known as "Long Pond".
Billy Majors Seacoast Garage
Billy Majors Seacoast Garage, located at 86 South Main Street. Esso back then and used cars, in 1945.