MB Gallery

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 gas station on Ocean Avenue, 1950s.

Channel Club Tower, 2000s

St. Peter’s Church of Galilee, 1920s.

Channel Club marina, 2000s.

MB Bathing Pavilion, 2017.

MB Fire Company celebration, 1950s.

Flottbek shipwreck at Monmouth Beach, 1901.

Channel Club Tower, 2018.

Monmouth Beach boys bicycle race, 1960s.

Monmouth Beach Club under construction, 1912-14.

Aerial image of MB coast, 2010s.

Wedding at Monmouth Beach Club, 2010s.

Storm surge at Monmouth Beach Club, 2000s.

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 Bathing Pavilion Art Show, 1970s.

MB First Aid Squad members, 1970s.

Valentine Street bridge being removed, 1960s.

Aerial image of MB, 1940s.

Koch’s Market on Beach Road, 1920s.

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

Shrewsbury River looking south toward MB, 2014.

The Green Inn in Galilee, 1905.

Monmouth Beach Club, 1920s.

Lawn party near Monmouth Beach Club, 1920s.

Monmouth Beach Club Opening Day, June 1924.

Monmouth Beach Club Board of Trustees, 1938.

Monmouth Beach Club ocean side, 1930s.

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.

US Life-Saving Service crew in action off MB, late 1880s.

MB Club front above, 1930s.

Looking east toward the MB Club, late 1910s.

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.

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

MB borough municipal offices staff, 2004.

Aerial image of MB coast, 1980s.

Jay Ross (the financier) and Richard Keller (the 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.

US Coast Guard Station in Monmouth Beach, 1960s.

Sand replenishment in MB, 1990s.

Lockwood Sea Food Market on Ocean Avenue, 1978.

US Life-Saving Service Station in Monmouth Beach, 1910.

MB baseball team , 1970s.

US Life-Saving Service members, early 1900s.

MB Fire Company softball team, 1988.

Renovations to Monmouth Beach Club, 2006.

Renovations to Monmouth Beach Club, 2006.

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 race, October 1929.

Ocean Avenue-Beach Road intersection, 1970s.

Ocean Avenue looking north, 1938.

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 cottage on Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

Monmouth Beach postcard, 1960s.

Monmouth Beach aerial image, 2014.

Monmouth Beach aerial image, 2000s.

Monmouth Beach aerial image, 2000s.

Shoreland’s boathouse fire, 1965.

MB Fire Company Field Day tea, 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.

St. Peter’s Church of Galilee on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

Storm damage on Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

Storm damage on Ocean Avenue, 1920s.

MB borough offices on Willow Avenue, 2017.

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.

Monmouth Beach government officials, 2005.

Ed Carlton League team from Monmouth Beach, 1970.

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

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.

Monmouth Beach northern coast, 2017.

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.

Monmouth Beach shoreline in the winter, 2018.

Election results from May 1965, Red Bank Register.

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach.

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

MB coastline, 2018.

U.S. Coast Guard crew at MB Station, 1930s.

U.S. Coast Guard Station on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

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

MB building zone map, 1930.

Sheridan 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)

MB Cultural Center getting restored, late-1990s.

Proposal sketch for MB First Aid Squad building, 1973.

MB firemen delivering toys on Christmas morning, 2017.

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

Beach Tavern on West Street, 2016.

Aerial image of MB business district, 2017.

Aerial image of Shorelands area, 2017.

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 Bathing Pavilion damage after Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

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

MB Bathing Pavilion on Ocean Avenue, 1930s.

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

Atlantis Yacht Club marina area, early 2000s.

Businesses in Monmouth Beach Village Square, 2017.

Borough coast looking north, 2017.

Captain James Heimbold memorial at Griffin Park, 2017.

 

My Kitchen Witch restaurant on Beach Road, 2017.

MB Club pool area, 1920s.

Sunset at MB Cultural Center, 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.

Storm-damaged parking lot at the MB Pavilion, 1970s.

Newly replenished beach with planted dune grass, 1995.

Newly replenished beach in town, 1995.

MB corner store, 1960s.

Sandy Hook.

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

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.

Backstop at Griffin Park west ball field, 2017.

Dugout at Griffin Park east ball field, 2017.

Lockwood Family memorial at MB Cultural Center, 2017

The MB Bathing Pavilion at dusk, 2017.

The MB Bathing Pavilion after Hurricane Sandy, 2013.

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.

High Tide at Monmouth Beach seawall, 1980s.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church on Ocean Avenue, 1921.

First U.S. Life Saving Station on the beach at Galilee, late 1800s.

Monmouth Beach “free beach” along Ocean Avenue, 2016.

Monmouth Beach marina area, 1990s.

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.

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach coast, 2017.

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

Aerial view of Monmouth Beach, 1920s.

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

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.

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach coast, 1930s.

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 .

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach coast, 2017.

Hastings estate entrance in Shorelands, 1912.

MB Cultural Center on Ocean Avenue, 2011.

Monmouth Beach shoreline, 2011.

Serenity by the sea in Monmouth Beach, 2009.

Post Hurricane Sandy blessing, 2012.

Post Hurricane Sandy warning, 2012.

Post Hurricane Sandy dump at MBBP, 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: 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.

Aerial view of U.S. Coast Guard Station, 1940s.

“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).

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 party, 1950s.

U.S. 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 it’s 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.

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.

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 pool area, 1920s.

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach coast, 1930s.

Flooding on Beach Road, 1970s.

Fishermen gather at pound boat in Galilee, 1940s.

Large pound boats at Galilee, 1930s.

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

Flooding around MB corner store, 1970s.

MB Club pool area, 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.

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.

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

MB Club inside, 2015.

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

Abandoned fisherman’s shack at Galilee.

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.

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.

Maney House on Riverdale Avenue, 1920s.

St. Peter’s of Galilee Church, 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?).

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

Aerial photo of Monmouth Beach looking north, 2010s.

U.S. 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 U.S. 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 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.

MB-American 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.

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.

Aerial photo of of Galilee area looking north, 1927.

Aerial photo of of U.S. 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.

Aerial image of Monmouth Beach coast, 1940s.

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

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 ticket 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.

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 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 U.S. 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 MB-American Bicentennial celebration, July 1976.

Francis A. Silva oil painting of Galilee, 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, 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)

MB Bathing Pavilion, 2016.

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 and Rectory, 1950s.

Ocean Avenue, early 1900s.

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.

Jay 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.

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 pound 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 area, 1958.

Old MB Post Office, 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 for new Monmouth Beach School, 1973.

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

Monmouth Beach Club, 1920s.

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.

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

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

Monmouth Beach Firehouse, 1910s.

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.

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.

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