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ASBURY PARK’S ICONIC TURF CLUB SIGN TO BE RESTORED- FOR FREE!

A Good Samaritan- namely Allied Environmental Signage, based in Farmingdale- has offered to restore the iconic neon sign from the Turf Club, a well-known Springwood Avenue night club in Asbury Park, for free.

“I thought I could help out. Somebody’s should do it and I have the facilities,” Company President Kevin White said earlier this week.

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STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE ADDED TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

The Asbury Park Historical Society was recently notified by the state Office of Historic Preservation that the historic Stephen Crane House has been officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the nation’s official list of cultural resources significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and other similar categories. The Stephen Crane House, at 508 Fourth Avenue, was placed on the State Register of Historic Places on February 16, 2015 and the historical society expects to take ownership of the house in the very near future.

"This is another big step in the right direction to preserve this historic building," APHS President Don Stine said.

Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House
STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE FUND-RAISING

The Asbury Park Historical Society has launched a fundraising campaign to help finance its proposed acquisition and restoration of the historic Stephen Crane House.
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Donations can also be mailed to:
APHS, P.O. Box 543, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House
APHS Files Application to Designate Crane House a Historic Landmark

The Asbury Park Historical Society filed an application at the end of March with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to have the historic Stephen Carne House on Fourth Avenue in Asbury Park designated as an historic landmark.
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Annual Christmas Trip
Annual Morro Castle Commemoration

The annual Morro Castle commemoration ceremony by the Asbury Park Historical Society will be held every five years from now on, with the next large ceremony scheduled for 2019.

The logistics to hold an appropriate ceremony at the monument, just south of Convention Hall, requires the closing of the Fifth Avenue access sidewalk to the beachfront- something we cannot accomplish every year, society president Don Stine said.

He said that the ceremony is frequently disturbed by beachgoers and bicyclists using the sidewalk during the 10 a.m. ceremony- something that is a large distraction to the solemnity of the memorial service.

Stine said a wreath will still be placed at the monument every Sept. 8 but that a larger memorial service, with guest speakers and a reading of the victim’s names, will now occur only on the Morro Castle’s fifth anniversaries, the next being in 2019.

The luxury liner caught fire and was eventually ran aground on the Asbury Park beach on Sept. 8, 1934 with the loss of 137 lives.

Annual Christmas Trip
A Piece of Asbury Park History Returning to the City

It's been more than 100 yeas since a horse-drawn carriage made its way through the streets of Asbury Park delivering the local newspaper. But thanks to the generosity of the Gannett Corporation, publishers of The Asbury Park Press, the carriage may soon return to Asbury Park.

The carriage, which dates to 1879 and was used to deliver the Shore Press, the forerunner of the Asbury Park Press, has been on display in the lobby of the Press building on Route 66 in Neptune, but the Press is moving to a new building and needs to find a new home for the carriage and some other memorabilia. Read More.

Historical Society to Acquire Stephen Crane House
STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE FUND-RAISING BEGINS

The Asbury Park Historical Society has launched its first-ever Internet fundraising campaign to help offset costs associated with its proposed acquisition of the historic Stephen Crane House on Fourth Avenue.
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Gospel Explosion Concert Photo Gallery
Gospel Explosion Concert Photo Gallery.
Courtesy of John Cavanaugh: View All Photos

RESTORATION OF THE RAINBOW ROOM SIGN
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RESTORATION OF THE RAINBOW ROOM SIGN
The Soul of Asbury Park Concert Photo Gallery.
Courtesy of John Cavanaugh and The Coaster Newspaper: View All Photos

RESTORATION OF THE RAINBOW ROOM SIGN
Copper Panels Stolen
Thirty-four, large antique copper panels that were temporarily removed from the façade of Asbury Park’s historic Convention Hall two years ago for a structural inspection have been stolen from storage. It is believed that the panels weighed more than five tons with an estimated value of the copper as much as $50,000. Read More.