Nestled on the boardwalk between the Allegria Hotel (80 W. Broadway) and the lifeguard station is this new historical marker, courtesy of the Long Beach Island Landmarks Association. I love these historical markers. I was expecially excited by the one that was installed in front of our LIRR earlier this year (see – article from June 11th, 2012) and would love to see more. So far we have the boardwalk, Red Brick district & LIRR station highlighted. How about our neighborhoods? I’d love to read about how the Walks got started, or the history behind the canals. What other historical landmark in Long Beach can we highlight with a marker?
Below is a closeup photo for your reading pleasure, but go on the boardwalk just west of National Blvd and check it out yourself! I am a tad jealous by some of the history that was posted: A music park? Tennis courts? Dance pavilion ‘Castles by the Sea’? Amusement rides? Arcades? Mini-golf? Boy, did they know how to have fun back then or what?