MB Gallery 2

The Monmouth Beach Gallery …

Presented here are distinctive Monmouth Beach images from various times, places and sources. I claim no ownership of the images — I just track them down and pass them along. Sources provided will be credited. (and please check back for regular updates):

MB Inn ad, 1910.

MB coast in winter, 2017.

Mayor Sidney Johnson, 1978.

Mayor Sidney Johnson, 1965.

MB “Millionaire’s Row,” 1905.

MB Inn season opening ad, 1913.

MB coast, late 1800s.

Lou Sodano in his MB Mart, 1970s.

Hurricane Sandy flood in MB Firehouse, 2012.

MB Commissioner’s Awards Dinner, late 1990s.

Boyle’s Tavern, 2018.

Monmouth Park Racetrack (MB in the background), 1962.

Letter from Robert Lincoln confirming his membership in the MB Country Club, July 1899.

Letter from Vice President Garret Hobart confirming his membership in the MB Country Club, June 1899.

MB map, 1962

Map of “Wardell’s Beach” (now MB), 1764.

Mayor Sidney Johnson (l) with MB First Aid Squad members: Walter Burns, Bill Heath and Lou Tocci, 1973.

Pete’s Inn (now Boyle’s Tavern), 1950.

MB firemen, 1947.

J.H. Schneck map of Monmouth Beach area, 1868.

Boat fire near Manahasset Creek in MB, 2018.

A family of Mute Swans near Griffin Park boat ramp, 2018.

Club Circle area, early 1900s.

Wolverton Atlas map of MB Clubhouse Hotel area, 1889.

MB School on Griffin Street, 1950s.

MB School new playground under construction, 2018.

Channel Club Tower, 2017.

MB Falcons in Tri-City Little League, 1964.

Boyle’s Tavern, 2018.

Channel Club Tower seen from the parking deck, 2018.

Shorelands, 1920s.

MB School kindergarten class, 1967.

Blimp Los Angeles over MB, 1926 (Underwood Photo).

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

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

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

Dedication plaque for new MB School, 1975.

Dedication plaque for first MB School, 1909.

MB School entrance and cornerstone, 2018.

Michael Angelo’s Pizzeria on Beach Road, 2018.

Patrolman Michael Murray of the MBPD, 1970s.

Beach Tavern, 2018.

Monmouth Beach School 8th grade class, 1983.

Monmouth Beach School faculty, 2016-17.

Sunshine flooding on Griffin Street at MB School, 2018.

James Caverly owner of Booskerdoo Coffee Roastery & Bakery in the MB store, 2017.

Wharfside Manor condo pool area, 2017.

River docks in Monmouth Beach, 2017.

MB Clubhouse Hotel, 1906.

MB School 3rd grade class, 1967.

MB Police Department members, 2017.

The Brower home on Navesink Drive, early 1900s postcard.

The Baldwin home on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s postcard.

Borough police officers Bill Petrone (l) and Rich White (r) being decorated, 1970s.

Church of the Precious Blood after snow storm, 1940s.

MB Clubhouse Hotel, late 1890s.

Beach Road looking east, early 1900s.

Channel Club Tower, 2010s.

MB gas station on Ocean Avenue, 1950s.

Channel Club Tower, 2000s.

MB Fire Company celebration, 1950s.

Flottbek shipwreck at Monmouth Beach, 1901.

Channel Club Tower, 2018.

Monmouth Beach boys bicycle race, 1960s.

MB First Aid Squad party, 1970s.

Opening of MB Deli. From left: Mayor Sid Johnson, Fred Bruno, Lucy Bruno and Bill Geroni, August 1964.

MB First Aid Squad members, 1970s.

Valentine Street bridge being removed, 1960s.

Koch’s Market on Beach Road, 1920s.

The Admiralty highrise condo on Ocean Avenue under construction, 1980s.

The Green Inn in Galilee, 1905.

Sample ballot from first MB borough election, 1906.

Autos wait on Ocean Avenue to enter MB gas station during WW II rationing, 1940s.

Land plot for new MB First Aid building on Beach Road, 1960s.

MB First Aid Squad members at new building opening celebration, 1973.

Prominent Monmouth County Historian Sam Smith and his wife at MB Bicentennial Celebration, July 1976.

Postcard image of Ocean Avenue in MB, late 1880s.

Ocean Avenue in MB looking north, 1920s.

MB Little League team, 1962.

The “Skeleton” on Ocean Avenue, 1978.

Willie Horner home on Patten Avenue, 1980s.

Sheridan’s garage (now Boyle’s Tavern), 1920s.

MB borough municipal offices staff, 2004.

Jay Ross (financier) and Richard Keller (police chief) in front of the new MB police facility on Willow Avenue, 1990.

MB School 1st Grade, 1962.

Monmouth Sailing Center on West Street, 1970s.

MB baseball team , 1970s.

MB Fire Company softball team, 1988.

Clarence Cook Museum-Building dedication at MBFC, 1989.

Shorelands – Monmouth Parkway, 1920s.

Shorelands – Monmouth Parkway, 1920s.

Nell Grace Hotel on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

MB Little League team, 1962.

MB Little League team, 1962.

Cancellation notification by CJ Railroad ending stops in Monmouth Beach, December 1945.

Ballot for first MB Board of Commissioners election, October 1929.

Monmouth Beach Boy Scouts, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Cap League team, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Royals, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Cap League team, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Royals baseball team, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Falcons, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Inn baseball team, 1950s.

Celebration at Monmouth Beach Inn, 1950s.

MB Fire Company bowling team, 1960s.

MB School PTA show at Borough Hall, 1959.

MB School PTA show at Borough Hall, 1959.

MB School PTA show at Borough Hall, 1959.

MB School Class of 1912.

MB First Aid Squad members, 1970s.

Yacht Bar in Marine Room at Vivian’s Johnson’s Night Club on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

Gas station on Ocean Avene in Monmouth Beach, 1946.

MB School teacher Eleanor Van Note reviews her last Flag Day ceremony, June 1972.

Valentine Street bridge looking east into Monmouth Beach, 1927.

Flooding in Monmouth Beach at River Avenue and Central Road, 2018.

Flooding at MB School on Griffin Street, 2018 (Frank E. Snead Photo)

Riverdale Avenue flooding, 2010s.

Map of shipwrecks off NJ coast, 1850s.

Sign inside Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Company, 2018.

Dr. Humphrey’s cottage on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

Monmouth Beach postcard, 1960s.

Shoreland’s boathouse fire, 1965.

MB Fire Company Field Day team, 1931.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 2005.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 2005.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 2005.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 2005.

MB Fire Company ex-chiefs, 2005.

MB Fire Company members celebrate New Year’s Day, 1950s.

Channel Club Tower fire, 1985.

Sands Point condo billboard ad, 1970s.

Atlanticville front page, March 1989.

Beers map of Monmouth County, 1851.

MB borough offices on Willow Avenue, 2017.

Shorelands auction sales brochure, August 1925.

Top of Monmouth Parkway st Shorelands, 1930s.

Monmouth Beach government officials, 2005.

Ed Carlton League team from Monmouth Beach, 1970.

Walter Mihm prepares dinner for MB Fire Company, 1970s.

Dr. Schwartz house on River Avenue ablaze, 1958.

MB Fire Company junior firemen get instruction, 1950s.

MB Fire Company Field Day champs, 1976.

MB Fire Company Memorial Day services, 1950s.

MB Fire Company members work on firehouse addition, 1959.

MB Fire Company 50-year members, 2005.

Raccoon Island birthplace of John Farrell, MLB player and World Series winning manger, 2017.

Boyle’s Tavern men’s room, 2018.

Monmouth Beach area map, 1812.

Monmouth Beach area map, 1769.

2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team at White House. (John Farrell is front, second from right)

MB corner store, 1976.

Map of Monmouth Beach, 1861.

Ocean Avenue in MB after Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

MB Clubhouse Hotel on Beach Road, early 1900s.

MB property map by Woolman & Rose, 1878.

Monmouth Beach southern border, 2018.

Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch, 2018.

Election results from May 1965, Red Bank Register.

Coach Jim Garrett (r) with his four sons in Monmouth Beach, 1980s.

The Ocean Avenue home of actor Oliver Byron, early 1900s.

MB building zone map, 1930.

Sheridan’s garage torn down, 1930s.

MB mansion on Ocean Avenue, 1910.

The Kittell’s from left, Helen, Ellen and Melton, 1901 (Helen was the MB School principal from 1922-46)

Proposal sketch for MB First Aid Squad building, 1973.

MB firemen delivering toys on Christmas morning, 2017.

Bill Geroni and Fred Bruno the MB Deli owners, late-1970s.

Beach Tavern on West Street, 2016.

MB firefighters battle a blaze on Beach Road-Club Circle, early 2000s.

MB firefighters battle a blaze on Seaview Avenue, mid-2010s.

MB firehouse and fire truck, 1960s.

Shores Condominiums on Ocean Avenue, early 2000s.

Map of Monmouth Beach, NJ, 1889.

MBFC Mack Fire Truck, mid-2010s.

MB Fire Company line offers sworn in by Mayor Sue Howard and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, mid-2010s.

MB firefighters battle a blaze on River Avenue, mid-2010s.

MB Governing Body: Commissioner Jim Cunniff, Mayor Sue Howard, and Commissioner Dave Stickle, 2017.

Businesses in Monmouth Beach Village Square, 2017.

Captain James Heimbold memorial at Griffin Park, 2017.

My Kitchen Witch restaurant on Beach Road, 2017.

Dock pilings at Monmouth Sailing Center, 2017.

Borough coast looking south, 2017.

Church of the Precious Blood, 2017.

Old time drivers in Monmouth Beach, 1920s.

MB Police Chief Dick Keller at borough ice skating event, 1970s.

MB firemen, 1945.

MB School on Griffin Street, 1970s.

MB corner store, 1960s.

Monmouth Beach railroad station, 1920s.

“Crab Alley” on Borden Street, 2017.

Manhasset Creek view from Griffin Park, 2017.

Looking into outfield at Raccoon Island ball field, 2017.

Precious Blood Church Parish Center, 2017

Backstop at Griffin Park west ball field, 2017.

Dugout at Griffin Park east ball field, 2017.

Lockwood Family memorial at MB Cultural Center, 2017

Monmouth Commons townhouse condo complex, 2016.

Griffin Park east baseball field, 2017.

MB veterans memorial on Beach Road, 2017

MB Fire Company-MB First Aid memorials on Beach Road, 2017

Restored MB kiosk on Beach Road, 2017.

Baseball field on Raccoon Island, 2017.

MB Borough Hall under renovation, 2018.

Map of the North Jersey Shore, 1702.

Campaign card for MB Board of Commissioner’s race, 1941

Ad for The Nell Grace Hotel on Ocean Avenue in Monmouth Beach.

Ad for the first MB Firemen’s Fair, 1937.

Storm waves crest the MB seawall along Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

A scene from the HBO-TV show “The Sopranos,” that was filmed in Monmouth Beach, 2000.

Campaign card from when my father ran for MB School Board of Education, 1966.

New Monmouth Beach bank ad, 1968.

Flyer for Monmouth Beach property auction (front), 1919.

Pete’s Inn on Willow Avenue (now Boyle’s Tavern), 1930s.

MB firemen delivering Christmas morning gifts, 1940s.

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

Flyer for Monmouth Beach property auction (back), 1919.

Campaign flyer for 1949 Monmouth Beach Commissioner’s race.

Campaign flyer for 1945 Monmouth Beach Commissioner’s race.

Monmouth Beach land advertisement, 1930s.

Monmouth Beach Post Office, early 1940s.

Monmouth Beach firehouse on Beach Road, 1941.

Storm flooding on Ocean Avenue, early 1940s.

Superintendent of Streets Walter Roe (l) and Police Chief Charles Hornbostel (r) observe street paint work, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach Mart ad, 1970s.

Monmouth Beach ice boaters, 1941.

Mayor Lou Sodano (above) examines damages to borough seawall, late 1970s.

Boyle’s Tavern inside, 2016.

The Wharfside Manor Condo complex on Wharfside Drive, 2017.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and family after voting in MB in ’17 NJ governor’s race on November 7 .

Hastings estate entrance in Shorelands, 1912.

Post Hurricane Sandy blessing, 2012.

Post Hurricane Sandy warning, 2012.

A couple of deer in a Club Circle backyard, 2011.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Parade, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Karate Demo, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Parade, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Parade, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Parade, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Parade, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Parade, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: 3-legged race, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Parade, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: Bake-Off Contest, July 1976.

Monmouth Beach Auxiliary of Monmouth Medical Center officers, 1962

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration Program, July 1976.

Valentine Street bridge, 1919.

“White Caps” yearbook dedication to James Carr, MB School gym teacher, 1970.

Shipwrecked schooner Charles K. Buckley off MB, 1914.

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 MB Inn 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).

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

Channel Club Tower, 2010s.

MB Police Department members, 2017.

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.

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

E.D. Adams mansion, 1908.

Survey map of Shorelands Association dock, 1931.

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

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.

Channel Club Tower, 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.

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.

Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority entrance on Racoon Island, 2017

Sunset along the Shrewsbury River near Galilee, 2017.

Griffin Park boat ramp into Manahasset Creek, 2017.

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

MB firemen on their new firetruck, 1920s.

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

Borough of Monmouth Beach, Hagstrom map.

Ice boater on Manhasset Creek, 1920s.

Old MB post office, 1920s.

Flooding on Beach Road, 1970s.

Flooding around MB corner store, 1970s.

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

MB policeman outside old MB post office, 1930s.

MB policemen after basketball game with MB School 8th graders, 1970s.

World War II air raid bulletin, 1940s.

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.

Heimbold boys (Joe and Jim) leaving Monmouth Parkway home for RBC High School, 1950s.

MB School 1st Grade Class, 1958.

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

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration: 3-legged race at Griffin Park, July 1976.

MB train station, 1910s.

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

MB Cold Storage Company truck, 1940s.

Shorelands Boathouse, 1930s.

Maney House on Riverdale Avenue, 1920s.

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration on Beach Road, July 1976.

Sallee Tee’s Grille surrounded by flood water, 2010s.

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

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.

Professional office building on Beach Road, 2017.

Dead Humpback Whale on Monmouth Beach shore, 2009.

MB Club young tennis players, 1944.

MB Clubhouse Hotel on Beach Road, 1906

MB train station, 1930s.

Monmouth Beach Inn on Valentine Street, 1940s.

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

MB Clubhouse Hotel on Beach Road, early 1900s.

MB corner store, 1976.

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

MB-American Bicentennial Celebration, July 1976.

Storm damage to Ocean Avenue seawall, 1930s

MB School, Class of 1912.

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

MB Cold Storage fire, 1972.

Channel Club on opening day, Spring 1967.

Monmouth Beach Inn on Valentine Street, 1960s.

Storm flooding along Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

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

The “Shorelands Taxi,” 1925.

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

MB School 3rd Grade Class, 1967.

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.

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 firetrucks at the Beach Road firehouse, 1950s.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Riverdale Hotel, 1920s.

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

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

Gas station on Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

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

Ice boaters 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 Firemen on Christmas morning, 1950s.

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.

Shorelands area near Shrewsbury Drive, 1914.

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

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 MB-American Bicentennial celebration, July 1976.

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.

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

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, 1940s.

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)

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)

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

Church of the Precious Blood and Rectory, 1950s.

Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

The Admiralty Condo on Ocean Avenue, 2010s.

Monmouth Beach School being torn down, 1982.

Members of the MB Fire Company, 2005.

Old MB Post Office work area, 1940s.

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

MB School PTA show at Borough Hall, 1950s.

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.

Old MB Post Office, 1920s.

Monmouth Sailing Center on West Street, 1970s.

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

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

Proposal sketch for new Monmouth Beach School, 1973.

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

Monmouth Beach train station, early 1900s.

Patten Avenue swing bridge, 1920s.

Sheridan’s Garage on Willow Avenue — later Pete’s Inn and now Boyle’s Tavern.

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

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

Monmouth Beach Firehouse, 1910s.

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

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

MB Library on Willow Avenue, 2005.

Monmouth Beach Inn “Shuffleboard Dinner,” 1954.

Old MB Post Office lobby, 1940s.

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.