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Updated 07/04/2006

 

 After the 1927 fire, the boardwalk was rebuilt, including large sections that had survived the fire.  The city took advantage of the growing beach to move the boardwalk about 300 feet seaward.  This created lots of new real estate for boardwalk shops and theatres, while also creating parking lots where buildings had stood at the old boardwalk.  The Moorlyn, old Strand, and Simms Restaurant, in particular, were moved up to the new boardwalk creating parking lots behind them.

 Shops were rebuilt quickly.  By the summer of 1928, the Shriver's Taffy block was complete with new stores and old stores in place.  The Moorlyn hung back for at least a year, and the Village (Doughty's Pier) never moved.  The music pavilion was moved several blocks north and a new Music Pier was built on the new Boardwalk.  The boardwalk built in 1928, on cement pilings, is still in use today (of course it is re-decked from time to time).

   Here are some views (postcards) showing various areas of the boardwalk since the 1927 fire.

New Boardwalk 1928-1929

Music Pier is under construction. Doughty's Pier is now way back and the Moorlyn still sits in its original position

1928 View at Moorlyn Terrace

1929 old Strand

1929 July

The movie at the Strand is "The Girl in the Glass Cage." Boxoffice statements show that it played there July 8, 9, 10.

1930

Strand and Simms

1936

View of new Music Pier and Boardwalk, probably taken by Al Senior from the (old) Strand marquee

Around 1930

The Moorlyn will be moved forward to reach the vacant frontage on the left.

1933

8th and Boardwalk

Shriver's, The Strand, and The Moorlyn

Sometime between 1929 and 1930. The Moorlyn has just been moved up to the new boardwalk. Must be July 4th or some other patriotic holiday parade.

1932 View of Shrivers

With an empty lot where the new Strand will be built 6 years later.

1930's Beachwear

1930's rendering of Music Pier at night

1934

1935

Moorlyn and Music Pier. I've never seen these stairs in the corner before.

Before 1938

Carousel at 9th and Boardwalk will be replaced with new Strand Theatre in 1938

1938

New Strand and Shriver's

1941 View from 8th Street

Now Playing at the Moorlyn: Bob Hope in Caught in the Draft

1940

View from atop the Strand marquee

South Seas Shop

8th and Boardwalk

1950's Beach Scene

1955

1958

1959

Antique Car Parade. The movie playing is "Woman Obsessed"

1962

1964

1964

The movie playing is I'd Rather Be Rich, starring Sandra Dee

1964

1960's

1966

1967

1974

1976

1980's

1984 Evening

Seaside Baths

Owned by Helen Shriver Schilling, it was demolished in 1987

Shriver's at 9th

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