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Point Pleasant Area History Tidbits

News of long ago and the present in the Greater Point Pleasant Area.

 

WHAT HAPPENED 100 YEARS AGO IN THE POINT PLEASANT AREA - 1902
 Taken from the local newspapers of the day

  • Cincinatti Avenue (Rt. 35 north) is opened this year between Forman and Arnold Avenues.
  • A new local Building and Loan Association is formed (now Ocean First Bank).  The Directors are J.F. Conover, J.M. Vannote and Joseph Backes.
  • Point Pleasant Harware Company opens April 1 in their new building at Arnold and Richmond Avenues.
  • The M.E. Church (now Harvey Memorial) installs electric lights.
  • A baseball diamond is laid out east of the railroad between Arnold and Central Avenues.
  • The high school graduates three at commencement exercises at Arnold Hall.
  • St. Peter's Church is dedicated by Bishop McFaul, even though the building is not yet completed.
  • Plans are presented for a new railroad depot similar to the Elberon and Lakewood stations.
  • The famous Resort House hotel is renamed Warwick Arms this year.
  • Work progresses on the new county road between Lakewood and Point Pleasant (today Route 88).
  • The 277 acre Cook Farm is sold for $61,550.
  • A 1-horse mowing machine is used by Point Pleasant Beach to cut grass along the roads and sidewalks.

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