Asbury Park Reborn: Lost to Time and Restored to Glory

Asbury Park Reborn: Lost to Time and Restored to Glory

by Joseph G. Bilby, Harry Ziegler
     
 

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Asbury Park's diverse array of landmarks creates an unforgettable impression of this legendary seaside city. They tell the story of its past, present and even future. The elegant, Art Deco-inspired Convention Hall captures the resort's glittering heyday in the 1920s and '30s, while structures like the Upstage seem to echo with the voices of aspiring musicians like…  See more details below

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Asbury Park's diverse array of landmarks creates an unforgettable impression of this legendary seaside city. They tell the story of its past, present and even future. The elegant, Art Deco-inspired Convention Hall captures the resort's glittering heyday in the 1920s and '30s, while structures like the Upstage seem to echo with the voices of aspiring musicians like Bruce Springsteen when they played at intimate venues, defining Asbury's world-renowned music scene. As the city forges ahead with ambitious redevelopment plans, many neglected buildings have been rehabilitated, but others continue to deteriorate, despite a groundswell of public opposition. From opulent movie houses to down-and-dirty rock-and-roll clubs, these landmarks trace the evolution of Asbury Park from a tiny nineteenth-century resort town to the world-famous playground of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015924237
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/07/2012
Series:
Landmarks , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph G. Bilby received his BA and MA degrees in history from Seton Hall University and served as a lieutenant in the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966-67. He is retired from his position as supervising investigator for the New Jersey Department of Labor and is currently part-time assistant curator of the National Guard and Militia Museum of New Jersey in Sea Girt, New Jersey, and a freelance writer and historical consultant. He is the author, editor or coauthor of sixteen books and over four hundred articles on New Jersey history and folklore, military history and outdoor subjects, including Asbury Park: A Brief History, and is publications editor for the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. Harry Ziegler received his BA degree in English from Monmouth University and his ME from Georgian Court University. He worked for the Asbury Park Press for many years, rising to the position of managing editor. He is currently associate principal of Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, New Jersey. Mr. Ziegler is coauthor of Asbury Park: A Brief History and Hidden History of New Jersey, both published by The History Press.

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