MB Gallery

Distinctive Monmouth Beach images from around town, from various sources, down through the years. I claim no ownership of the photos — I tracked them down and pass them along. If a source is offered, I’ll give credit. (and please check back for regular photo updates):

MBFC Executive Officers – From left: Treasurer Charles Schulz, Secretary Carl Mason, VP Bob Ruland, and President Harry Tober, 1980.

MBFC’s 1974 Hahn firetruck, 1980.

MBFC’s 1963 Hahn firetruck, 1980.

MBFC’s 1954 Dodge firetruck, 1980.

MBFC Hahn firetruck dedication: From left: Mayor Sidney Johnson, Commissioners Harold Peterson and Ed Feste, MBFC Chief John Brazas and MBFC President Frank Introcaso, 1974.

MBFC members set to deliver toys on Christmas morning, 1940s.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 1980.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 1980.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 1980.

Rev. W. Winfield West, MBFC Chaplin, 1980.

MB firemen and friends at MBI for World War II service farewell, early 1940s.

1980 MB Government: Commissioner Louis Sodano, Borough Clerk Bonnie Moore, Mayor F. Brent Neale , and Commissioner Bruce Bradley.

MB Fire Company softball team, 1979 (champs of the Coast League).

Aerial view of Shorelands marina, 2017.

Sands Point North condo complex in Monmouth Beach, 2010s.

US Army Corps beach replenishing in Monmouth Beach, 2013.

Channel Club Tower, 2010s.

Aerial view of Monmouth Beach looking east, 2017.

Aerial view of MB Bathing Pavilion, 2017.

Aerial view of Monmouth Beach coast, 2017.

Aerial view of Monmouth Beach Club, 2017.

MB Police Department members, 2017.

Aerial view of Monmouth Sailing Center, 2017.

MB Bathing Pavilion sand erosion from Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

Monmouth Beach coast, 2017.

Shorelands area post Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

Christian Herter mansion on Ocean Avenue, 1881. The Herter Brothers were the nation’s first great interior designers.

Testimonial dinner for MB School teacher Alice Johnson (second from right), 1960.

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach, 1951.

Mayor A.O. Johnson (c) with family members, early 1910s.

Monmouth Beach coast, 2017.

E.D. Adams mansion, 1908.

Monmouth Beach Club looking north, 2001.

Survey map of Shorelands Association dock, 1931.

Bill & Terry Flaherty and Gloria & Dan Hennessey at a Monmouth Beach Inn celebration, 1950s.

US Coast Guard station in MB on Ocean Avenue, 1958.

Shoreland’s beach, 2017.

Boyle’s’ Tavern on Willow Avenue, 2017.

Church of the Precious Blood inside, 1950s.

MB Firemen’s Fair, 1980s.

Church of the Precious Blood inside, 1960s.

MB firehouse on Beach Road, 2016.

Seating at the MB Bathing Pavilion, 2016.

Channel Club Tower, 2016.

MB Bathing Pavilion beach access at twilight, 2016.

Monmouth Beach coast, 2016.

Vivian Johnson’s Nightclub on Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

Church of the Precious Blood, 1910.

MB School, Class of 1953.

Ladies Auxiliary of the MB Fire Company, 2005.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church before its moved across Ocean Avenue, 1937.

Precious Blood Church Rev. Earl Gannon at his retirement dinner at Channel Club, 1985.

MB School report card, 1967-68.

Old MB Library entrance on Willow Avenue, 2006.

Channel Club Tower, 2006.

Lightfoot map of the North Jersey Shore, 1851.

Monmouth Beach Police Department, 2008.

Monmouth Beach coast looking south, 2006

Monmouth Beach coast looking north to Sea Bright, 2017.

MB Cultural Center on Ocean Avenue, 2017.

Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority entrance on Racoon Island, 2017

The Shrewsbury River near Galilee, 2017.

Griffin Park boat ramp into Manahasset Creek, 2017.

“Cottages” then on the east side of Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

Storm damage to old Ocean Avenue seawall, 1953.

Galilee fishermen with their daily catch, 1930s.

MB firemen on their new firetruck, 1920s.

Fire at Monmouth Beach Cold Storage plant (“The Freezer”), 1972.

Galilee fishermen and Swan pound boat fight the waves, 1955.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church on fire, May 1955.

Borough of Monmouth Beach, Hagstrom map.

Ice boater on Manhasset Creek, 1920s.

Old MB post office, 1920s.

MB Club inside, 1920s.

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach coast, 1930s.

Flooding on Beach Road, 1970s.

Fishermen gather at pound boat in Galilee, 1940s.

Large pound boat at Galilee, 1930s.

A collection of fishermen’s traps at Galilee, 1940s.

Flooding around MB corner store, 1970s.

MB Club inside, 1920s.

E.O. Peterson, Sr. in his enterprises office in Galilee, 1950s.

MB borough hall and firehouse on Beach Road, 1940s.

André Benoist and his family at MB Club, 1920s.

People line-up to buy fish from pound boats on beach in Galilee, 1930s.

Ariel image of Channel Club marina, 1970s.

MB policeman outside old MB post office, 1930s.

Members of the MBPD after basketball game with MB School 8th graders, 1970s.

World War II air raid bulletin.

The Hedges Inn on Valentine Street, 1920s.

German blimp Hindenburg flying along Monmouth Beach coast, 1930s.

Workers remove 5,000 gallons of ammonia from the old MB Cold Storage plant (“The Freezer”), 1983.

Aerial photo of Beach Road-Ocean Avenue in Monmouth Beach, early 2000s.

MB Club inside, 2015.

The Heimbold boys (Joe and Jim) leaving Monmouth Parkway for RBC High School.

Abandoned fisherman’s shack at Galilee.

MB School 1st Grade Class, 1958.

Monmouth Beach Inn on Valentine Street ( with “Shore Club” on front).

American Bicentennial celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

American Bicentennial celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

American Bicentennial celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

American Bicentennial celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

American Bicentennial celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

American Bicentennial celebration. 3-legged race at Griffin Park, July 1976.

MB train station, 1910s.

MB Club divers, 1930s.

Sidney Johnson, Lucy Nilson and Jay W. Ross at library dedication ceremony, 1990.

U.S. Life-Saving Station #4 in Monmouth Beach, late 1800s.

MB Cold Storage Company truck, 1940s.

Shorelands Boathouse, 1930s.

The Maney House on Riverdale Avenue, 1920s.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church, 1920s.

American Bicentennial celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

Sallee Tee’s Grille surrounded by water, 2101s.

The Riker House being floated from Monmouth Beach (perhaps to Rumson?).

Lockwood’s Sea Food Market (l) on west side of Ocean Avenue, 1958.

Aerial photo of Monmouth Beach looking north, 2010s.

US Coast Guard Station on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

Beach Road looking east, 2017

Vivian Johnson’s Nightclub on Ocean Avenue, 1927

Lou’s Corner Store on Riverdale Avenue, 1968.

MB School, Class of 1952.

MB Club on Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

Professional office building on Beach Road, 2017.

Dead Humpback Whale on Monmouth Beach shore, 2009.

Surfmen from US Life-Saving Station #4 in MB.

MB Club young tennis players, 1944.

MB Clubhouse Hotel on Beach Road, 1906

MB train station, 1930s.

Lockwood’s Sea Food Market on Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

Old Peterson Enterprises property in Galilee, 1974

Galilee fishermen repairing nets, 1920s.

Monmouth Beach Inn on Valentine Street, 1940s.

Lockwood’s Sea Food Market on Ocean Avenue, 1943.

Fish baskets at Galilee, 1920s.

Storm damage and flooding along Ocean Avenue, 1960s.

Galilee pound boat ashore, 1940s.

Monmouth Beach “cottages” on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

MB Clubhouse Hotel on Beach Road, early 1900s.

Peterson Enterprises shrimp trucks, 1970s.

MB corner store, 1976.

Monmouth Beach “cottages” on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

Damages to the old MB Bathing Pavilion, 1962.

Sketch proposal for new MB Bathing Pavilion, 1962.

Monmouth Beach Bicentennial Celebration, July 1976.

MB Club, 1923 (note the front entrance).

Storm damage to Ocean Avenue seawall, 1930s

MB School, Class of 1912.

MB Club pool, 1930s.

The Green Inn on Ocean Avenue (across from Central Road), early 1900s.

MB Cold Storage fire, 1972.

The Channel Club opening, 1967.

Monmouth Beach Inn on Valentine Street, 1960s.

Storm flooding along Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

MB firehouse and borough hall on Beach Road, 1930s.

Aerial photo of of Galilee looking north, 1927.

Aerial photo of of US Coast Guard Station, 1950s.

Aerial photo of MB Club, 1940s.

The “Shorelands Taxi,” 1925.

Hugh J. Hastings estate at Shorelands, late 1880s.

MB School 3rd Grade Class, 1967.

Aerial photo of MB Bathing Pavilion after Hurricane Sandy, 2013.

Church of the Precious Blood, 1930s.

MBFC officers John Brazas and Mike Heath thank Jay W. Ross (l) for a sailboat donation, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Tidal Waves, 1973.

Corner or North Road and Shrewsbury Drive in Shorelands, 2006.

Beach Road-Ocean Avenue road sign and traffic light after Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

Aerial photo of Monmouth Beach looking south from Sea Bright, 2017.

The Flottbek, a German three-master shipwrecked at Monmouth Beach, November 1901.

Joe Nappo who taught physical education and coached sports for over 35 years at the MB School, 2000s.

MB School after new construction, 1974.

The Spalding Family estate on Ocean Avenue, 1910s.

MB First Aiders Paul Kleiberg and Lou Ferrugiaro watch Clara Panter during the squad’s “Turkey Shoot” at the MBBP, 1970s.

MBBP Bathing Belles: From left: Leona Woolley McConville, May Peterson Mass, Betty Talmadge Kahle, Pat Ryan Zweig, Helen Schumacher Butts, Marian Ryan Tuttle, Rosa McDaniel Green, Irene Saller West and Betty Smith, 1943.

MB firetrucks at the Beach Road firehouse, 1950s.

East view from roof of MB Clubhouse Hotel, 1910s.

MB First Aid Squad founding members, 1958.

MB Fire Company members, 1980.

Monmouth Beach Mart/Corner Store at Riverdale-Beach, 1960s.

Three generations of Sidney B. Johnson at the dedication of the town library, 1990.

Marketing photo of Peterson’s Enterprises facility in Galilee, 1960s.

Beginnings of Mihm’s Boat Works at the foot of West Street, 1930s.

The old seawall along Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

Beach Road business building between Borden and West Streets, 1910s.

MB School teachers (from left) Alice Johnson, Eleanor Van Note and Helen Kittell at Borough Hall, 1940s.

MB Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary members aid firefighters, 1950s.

Fire at the home of Dr. Schwartz on River Avenue, 1958.

Aerial view of Monmouth Beach along Ocean Avenue, 1940s.

Children playing outside MB School, 1940s.

Flooding on Riverdale Avenue, 1960s.

MB School PTA play at Borough Hall, April 1959.

The “Skeleton,” uncompleted high-rise condo on Ocean Avenue, 1974. It was completed in 1981 as The Admiralty.

Ground-breaking for new MB School, 1973.

Margaret Heath in the borough hall balcony room — the town’s first library, 1960s.

MB School portables, 1970s.

MB Bathing Pavilion on Ocean Avenue, 1930s

The Yacht Bar in the Marine Room at Vivian Johnson’s Nightclub on Ocean Ave, 1930s.

The Riverdale Hotel, 1920s.

MB Bathing Pavilion after “Ash Wednesday Storm,” 1962.

From left: Clarence Cook, Sidney Johnson, and Harold Peterson elected to MB Board of Commissioners, 1953.

Monmouth Beach Marina at foot of West Street, 1940s.

Dr. Frederick K. Humphreys’ cottage on Ocean Avenue, 1914.

Monmouth Beach Club, 1930s.

Gas station on Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

MB Bathing Pavilion art show, 1970s.

Grand opening of new MBFA building on Beach Road, May 1973.

Iceboaters on Manhasset Creek, 1930s.

Groundbreaking for MB Mart. From left: Joan & Lou Sodano, Rose “Rosie” Cerrato, and Sal & Gina Tringola, late 1960s.

MB School Class of 1974 at Channel Club.

MB Bathing Pavilion repairs/upgrades after Hurricane Sandy, 2013.

MB Firemen on Christmas morning, 1950s.

U.S. Coast Guard Station on Ocean Avenue, 1940s.

MB “Cottages” on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

Church of the Precious Blood inside, 1905.

Richard L. Keller appointed MB police chief. From left: Commissioners Edwin Feste and Harold Peterson, Chief Keller and Mayor Sidney Johnson, Sept. 1972.

MB School on Griffin Street, 1950s.

Aerial photo of MB School area, 2017.

Shorelands area near Shrewsbury Drive, 1914.

MB First Aid members at new building site on Beach Road, 1969.

Surfmen from US Life-Saving Service on “A Wild Night” (Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper), Jan. 1883.

MB Golf Course clubhouse off Navesink Drive (once know as Olsen’s Hill).

MB Fire Company softball team, 1974.

Shorelands Clubhouse, 1914.

Mayor Sidney Johnson and Ray Hinck during American Bicentennial celebration in MB, July 1976.

Francis A. Silva oil painting of Galilee in 1880.

Channel Club Marina, 2010.

Ground-breaking for MB firehouse addition, 1980s.

MB Firemen’s Fair, 1973.

MBFC: Model ‘A’ Ford Hose & Chemical Fire Truck, 1930.

MB Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 1970s.

MB Fire Company softball team, 2005.

At Valentine Street and Ocean Avenue, 1905. (Rutgers U. photo)

The Newcombe Cottage, May 1914. (NY Historical Society photo)

Monmouth Beach Casino, May 1914. (NY Historical Society photo)

Gov. Chris Christie visits MB School after Hurricane Sandy repairs, June 2013.

Aerial photo of of MB Bathing Pavilion, 1977.

Bill Heath, MBFA member and longest-serving MBBP manager, 1970s.

View from the seawall on Ocean Avenue looking south, 2017.

Aerial photo of Griffin Park, 2017.

MB Firehouse on Beach Road (before its move), 1910.

Mayor A.O. Johnson, 1940s.

MB Police Department on Willow Avenue, 2017.

MB Firehouse on Beach Road, 2017.

MB Firehouse on Beach Road, 1920s.

Monmouth Beach Inn on Valentine Street, 1909.

Rectory of the Church of the Precious Blood, 2017.

The Shrewsbury River viewed from Galilee, 2017.

MB Borough Hall being lifted, 2017

MB Post Office in Village Square, 2017.

Bruce Bradley sworn in as a MB borough commissioner, Sept. 1978. (Red Bank Register photo)

Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion, 2016.

The Shorelands clubhouse, 1930s.

Friends gather at the Monmouth Beach Inn on Valentine Street, 1950s.

Ice skaters on the Shrewsbury River, 1970s.

MB native and special effects artist Lisa Clarity accepts a team Academy Award for “The Golden Compass” movie, 2007.

MB ballplayers on Racoon Island, 1974. (Dan Hennessey photo)

Surfmen from the U.S. Life-Saving Station #4 in Monmouth Beach, early 1900s.

The MB Club on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

Owners Mary Holden and Ed Holden in Pete’s Inn, 1945.

Church of the Precious Blood (r) and Rectory (l), 1950s.

Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

The Shores Condominium on Ocean Avenue, 2010s.

The Admiralty Condo on Ocean Avenue, 2010s.

Gov. Al Smith of New York visits the MB Club, July 1925. (Getty Images)

Peterson ice and storage buildings off Park Road, 1980s.

MB Bath & Tennis Club, 1980s.

Monmouth Beach School being torn down, 1982.

Members of the MB Fire Company, 2005.

U.S. Coast Guard Station, 1940s.

Aerial photo of Monmouth Beach (Riverdale Avenue), 2017.

Old MB Post Office work area, 1940s.

Lobster pots from Galilee fishermen, 1980s.

Jam W. Ross at the MB First Aid building dedication dinner, 1973.

MB School PTA show at Borough Hall, 1950s.

Pound fishing boat from Galilee, 1940s.

MB Bathing Pavilion, 2006.

Shorelands auction sales brochure, August 1925.

View from Beach Road looking east, 1920s.

Top of Monmouth Parkway st Shorelands, 1930s.

Storm surge hits Lockwood’s Seafood Market, 1950s.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

Church of the Precious Blood, early 1900s.

MB School on Griffin Street, 1940s.

MB Clubhouse Hotel front view, late 1800s.

MB Clubhouse Hotel back view, late 1800s.

Looking west on Beach Road, early 1900s.

Powerful storm waves hit the MB Club beach, 1930s.

Storm damage to the MB Bathing Pavilion, 1984. (Brian Tober photo)

MB Bathing Pavilion on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

Aerial photo of Boyle’s Tavern, 1958.

Old MB Post Office on Beach-Rivedale corner, 1920s.

Monmouth Sailing Center on West Street, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach shore, 1920s.

Turn of the century tax map centered on MB Clubhouse Hotel.

MB police kiosk at Ocean Avenue-Beach Road, 1920s.

Monmouth Beach, 1889 Wolverton’s Atlas of Monmouth County.

Proposal sketch of new Monmouth Beach School, 1973.

Playing tennis by the MB Clubhouse Hotel, early 1900s.

Monmouth Beach Club, 1920s.

Train Station at Monmouth Beach, early 1900s.

Patten Avenue swing bridge, 1920s.

Sheridan’s Garage on Willow Ave. — later Pete’s Inn and then Boyle’s Tavern.

“Summer Cottages” on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church being moved across Ocean Ave., 1937.

Mayor Henry Mihm (l) with his three sons: Henry Jr., George and Walter.

Monmouth Beach Firehouse.

MBBP “postage stamp” beach before 1994 sand replenishment.

Aerial view of Manahasset Creek, 1951. (Note the two bridges).

MB Deli and Post Office on Beach Road, 1970s.

MB Club under construction on Ocean Avenue., 1913.

MB Cultural Center, early 2000s.

Inside Boyle’s Tavern on Willow Avenue, 1990s.

U.S. Coast Guard Station on Ocean Ave.

Aerial view of the Channel Club marina, 2000s.

MB Library on Willow Avenue, 2005.

“Crab Alley” at foot of Borden Street, 2005.

View from the MB Clubhouse Hotel looking west, 1920s.

Galilee fishermen bring in the day’s catch, 1920s.

Mayor Sidney Johnson at MBBP with young swimmers, 1970.

Galilee fishermen loading dock on Ice House Road, 1920s.

Mayor Sidney Johnson plays the dunking booth at the MB Firemen’s Fair, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Inn “Shuffleboard Dinner,” 1954.

Old MB Post Office lobby, 1940s.

Shrewsbury Fishermen barn on Seaview Avenue, 1971.

MB Casino later Borough Hall, early 1900s.

MB Clubhouse Hotel area, 1905.

MB Train Station on Railroad Avenue, 1920s.

Church of the Precious Blood inside, 1940s.

Aerial view of Monmouth Beach.

Pete’s Inn on Willow Avenue, 1930s.

MB firemen delivering Christmas morning gifts, 1940s.

Storm damage along northern Ocean Avenue area, 1927.

The massive Ocean Avenue home of Dr. Frederick K. Humphreys.

Aerial View of Monmouth Beach, late 1990s.

Old MB Bathing Pavilion, 1950s.

Monmouth Beach postcard.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church on fire, May 1955.