Greetings from Somers Point George Hyatt Post Card.
Aydelotte Meat Wagon from Somers Point. It was a door to door butcher service operated by John Aydelotte from his NJ AV home in Somers Point. The young girl in the doorway of the wagon is John's daughter Marion. It does read Somers PointNJ. on the side of the wagon.
"Bradford House", This is the back of an envelope,Im not sure it's a Photo, It looks like an artist rendition, I've seen it written that it was south of the Circle but here it is right at the railroad on the Bay where the Old Gateway Casino and the Bayview Hotel was. IM sure it's after the Civil War because the railroad came to town about 1880, But it looks like Union Solders in a wagon in front of the Ferry Boat.
This is the return address on the top front of the envelope, The Bradford House was owned by John Townsand City Councilmen, and Harry Van sant, Both names are imbedded in Somers Point History. The first meeting of the new Borough of Somers Point was held at the Bradford house on April 29, 1886.
New York Ave. School, Im told that the Boy is the son of T G Middleton.
Braddocks Store, NJ Ave and Shore Rd. It was later Conovers. In 1904 it was Fox's Store.
Grand View Hotel,
Dolphin House. In 1872 William Elton Braddock was the proprietor of the Dolphin house. William Elton Braddock was my Great Grandfather, Bill Carr
Scull house, From the Don Balsley Collection.
Highbanks,Looking toward Drag channel and Jimmies Island. From the Don Balsley Collection.
Jacob Shick Tavern, From the Don Balsley Collection.
Lingo & Eliason General Store, Nj Ave & Shore Rd. 1920 To 1924.
Eliason Hardware Store, Ny Ave & Shore Rd. 1925 to 1951,
The Oyster dredge" Lottie" pulled out at the Beach near where the Liquor Store is for repair. That's a Culling board for Oysters on the boat. This should remind everyone that Somers Point was a Bay town and most people made their living from the Bay in one way or another.
This pier is close to where the Bridge is today at Ship Channel. This is 1910 and before any roadway Bridge to Ocean City. I cut the Boat Lottie out of this Photo.
This is my favorite Photo, At least till I find another card. Can't we just restore this area all the way down the Bay front? This was posted 1910 and every time I look it's still awesome. Yes, That is the Highbanks down there.
Somers Point Card by TG Middleton,Old one, They are Drum Fish. My Grandmother told me they came in so thick they had to Dynamite their Clam beds at the mouth of the Harbor. We even have a Thorofare called Dynamite, It runs from ship Channel to Elbow Thorofare, Don Balsley said he and my father speared Drum fish there. And they would also Dynamite the fish there.
Shore Fast Line, Writing on back & front, "Somers Point" I believe this is the construction of the Railroad bridge, 1907.
Shore Fast Line. Writing on back, "Somers Point" I believe this is the construction of the Railroad bridge, 1907.
New Railroad Bridge at ShipChannel, First Bridge to Ocean City from Somers Point. 1907
Trolley at Ship Channel near the turnstile. Photo is Before the highway Bridge's.
From City Pier.
Early Somers Point Card, I can't figure it out. Any Thoughts?
Steamer Boat Somers Point, From Somers Point, Ocean City to Longport.
Steamer Ocean City in dock waiting to load up.
The Steamers Somers Point & Ocean City in dock.
Out Across Rainbow From Oc,
First Baptist Church-Built in 1886 by free labor on land donated by Jesse Somers. The Bell was donated by Hannah Somers Davis who lived to be 103 years old. Card Published by Geo Hyatt.
Somers Manson. 1936
Somers family Gravesite, Mays Landing Rd.& Old Golf course entrance
Id love to know what that big sign reads!!
Mayor George Goll Home.
Photo from Schucks Hotel, Bulding on the right is where Bay Shores was.
Davis Hotel, Shore Rd Delaware, Now Gregary's
Shore Fast Line,
Bayview House, Where the Gateway was.
Collins, Bayview House, Shot Glass, I do have this glass.
City Pier, This is just being built. There's no shingles on the roof yet and the man is still working on it.
Trolley turnstile at Ship Channel.
Yaucht club at Bay Ave.
Somers Point Bank, Shore Rd. & New York Ave. Somers Point was written up in out of town newspapers as the Town with a wooden Bank and a concrete Firehouse
Colonial Florest.Shore Rd and Ocean Hights.
Trolley at Steeles, Bay Ave.
First National Bank, Shore Rd. & New york ave.
sooy's Ice Cream Polar. Shore Rd. & NJ Ave.
Annie Ave. I remember the lots on the left being empty and there was a Carnival there every year
Somers & Bay Ave, This is now a parking lot. Posted Aug. 1913 Joan & Shirley on there mourning walk.
View From Schicks Hotel, Bay Ave.
Ship channel tanker. Fuel truck went threw the Bridge.