Beach Haven (Postcards of America) (Loose Leaf)

Beach Haven (Postcards of America) By Gretchen F. Coyle, Deborah C. Whitcraft Cover Image
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This collection of mailable vintage-photograph postcards celebrates Beach Haven, founded in 1874 and designed as one of the first summer seashore resorts in New Jersey for wealthy Philadelphians. Beach Haven's boardwalk extended from Seventh Street to Holyoke Avenue, one and a quarter miles long. Wool bathing costumes were the rage: women fanny dunked while men and children swam in the Atlantic. An 1883 Philadelphia Inquirer advertisement stated that the hotel opened for the season with thorough sanitary arrangements. A steamboat, connected with the Tuckerton Railroad, carried many visitors to the island. Robert Barclay Engle, with financial help from his cousin Samuel Engle, built the Engleside Hotel with materials barged across Little Egg Harbor Bay from the mainland by wide catboats, and the majestic hotel opened in 1876. It had room to accommodate 350 guests and offered numerous amenities, such as running fresh and salt water, tennis courts, and fresh milk.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467129367
ISBN-10: 1467129364
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: June 4th, 2018
Pages: 15
Language: English
Series: Postcards of America