Three (More) Things You Might Not Know About Asbury Park
I have been in love with Asbury Park for years. I always found the history and the amazing architecture so intriguing.
I learn something new about the history of Asbury Park almost every week during our live Friday morning broadcasts from the boardwalk. And each time I learn something, I want to pass it on to you.
So here are 3 more things you might not know about Asbury Park.
Did you know...that the architects who designed Convention Hall and the Paramount Theater were the very same ones who designed Grand Central Station in New York?
Did you know...that the Paramount Theater was put on the National Register of Historic Places back in 1979?
Did you know...that the Upstage Club, a club that was so critical to rock history that it is featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was located on the 2nd and 3rd floors at 700 Cookman Ave., and was above a Thom McAn shoe store? It closed in 1971,and yes, Bruce Springsteen used to play there, according to the Asbury Park Historical Society website.
You can read some great Asbury Park history tidbits at retroroadmap.com.