Seaside Park, located on the Barnegat Barrier Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, was incorporated in 1898. Over the last 100 years, it has gone through a myriad of changes, evolving from a seasonal summer resort to a year-round community. Experience this transition as it occurred, by allowing the nchanting images within this important new pictorial history to take you back in time, to the Seaside Park of long ago. Many of Seaside Park’s over 200 images have never before been seen by the public. Stroll by the grand hotels representative of the late gilded age, once the main attraction for vacationers from
Philadelphia and New York. Ride the long-forgotten Pennsylvania Railroad, which carried passengers and freight into Seaside Park from 1881 until the end of World War II. Watch organizations central to the community, such as the Seaside Park Yacht Club, the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company, the First Aid Squad, and public school students and teachers, pose for the long exposures required by early cameras.
About the Author
Andrew J. Anderson is among the fourth generation of his family to reside in Seaside Park. His involvement in the community includes the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company, and his affection for his hometown is evident in this fitting tribute to its history. Seaside Park is a trip down memory lane that is sure to evoke fond memories among its older residents and spark an interest in newcomers as well.