Historic Timeline For Asbury Park
I always find myself thinking about the history of Asbury Park during our live shows each Friday morning from the New Jersey Natural Gas Asbury Park Boardwalk Studio.
There are so many landmarks and so much to learn about this great place. Check out this timeline of just a few of the significant years in the history of Asbury Park.
1871 Asbury Park founded by James A. Bradley
1873 Asbury Park's first hotel, the Lake View, opened
1880 Steeplechase Amusements come to Ocean Ave, including Tillie.
1888 Palace Merry-Go-Round installed at Lake Avenue and Kingsley Street.
1916 Woodrow Wilson uses Asbury Park as his 1916 campaign summer headquarters
1929 Construction begins on Convention Hall and the Casino building.
1974 Stone Pony opens
It's just so amazing to me that we are broadcasting from a location so rich in history. Just the thought that everyone from families enjoying vacation time together to some of the world's most famous celebrities have marveled at the same beach and landmarks that we are enjoying today. Come out and be part of this amazing history.