Aerial photo of Beach Haven from a 1920 survey

Aerial Views of Beach Haven from the 1920s and 1930s


This images of Beach Haven were from aerial surveys from 1920 and 1933.

The government did several aerial surveys of the New Jersey Coast. This picture was from a survey in the 1920’s or 1930’s. Most of the development, with the exception of some buildings on Dock Road, was on the ocean side. 

An Aerial Photo circa the 1920's or 1930's showing the center of Beach Haven.

(#1) shows the trolley that led diagonally  from the Docks at the end of Dock Road to the Hotel Baldwin (#2). The Baldwin burned to the ground in the 1960s. (#3) is the original location of the old Engleside Hotel

This photos are from the US Army Corps of Engineers

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Below is an image from a 1920 aerial survey. If the images are categorized correctly at the Army Corps of Engineers site, it appears that the 1920’s images are higher quality. Most likely they were from the original negatives instead of prints. 

You can see the turn around for the trains. Actually, there are two turn arounds. The original was on the ocean side. However, as real estate values on the ocean side increased, a turn around was build on the bay side and the ocean side was abandoned.  The railroad ran a few hundred feet west of the Boulevard and terminated where the Silver Sun Mall is now at Station Avenue and third street. 

Aerial photo of Beach Haven from a 1920 survey
Aerial photo of Beach Haven from a 1920 survey

Below is a closeup showing the Beach Haven Railroad Station and the turn arounds for the trains

2 thoughts on “Aerial Views of Beach Haven from the 1920s and 1930s”

  1. I remember a place in South Beach Haven, called The Pillars. It was not far from a summer home we owned located at, 1400 South Beach, Beach Haven. The Pillars was quite large and beautiful. It had large columns
    by the front entrance. I stayed there once after it had been made a Bed and Breakfast. I wonder what happened to it. I have several pictures I took during our stay there. Does anyone have info on what happened?

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