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Ronald Naldi about to leave for a concert in Ocean Grove.  2015. Paul Goldfinger portrait.

Ronald Naldi about to leave his tent  for a concert in Ocean Grove. 2015. Paul Goldfinger portrait.

We first posted this shot of the great tenor Ronald Naldi one year ago.  Here is a link which tells about this photo and offers a recording of Ron performing on one of his albums of Italian music.  But meanwhile,  here are the Chiffons offering a tribute of their own.

https://blogfinger.net/2015/07/26/a-musical-riddle-on-blogfinger/

THE CHIFFONS:

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Ocean Grove Tent village. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger ©

Ocean Grove tent village. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger ©

 

 

GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET:   “Trav’lin Light”   From The Story of Jazz (compilation.)

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Eileen spotted this sign when we were photographing near OG's first cottage at 64 Asbury Avenue.

Eileen spotted this sign when we were photographing near OG’s first cottage at 64 Asbury Avenue (“Pioneer Cottage.”)     June 20, 2015.  Blogfinger.net photo. ©

THE BAND PERRY:

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osborn cottage

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.

The first cottage built in Ocean Grove was called “Pioneer Cottage.”  A gentleman from Warsaw, New York built it on Asbury Avenue in 1870.  You can still see it at 64 Asbury Avenue.   It is quite large now.  The size of early cottages was influenced  by the standard small lot size of 30′ x 60.’  Also, many cottages were created at the site of prior tents.

Around 1900, Mrs. W.B. Osborn, an author and wife of the OG founder wrote a book called Pioneer Days of Ocean Grove.  In it she relates how Pres. Stokes decided  to present a “cottage” to Rev. W.B. Osborn “as a testimonial of esteem and in further consideration for labors rendered.”  A “handsome  cottage” was built for Osborn at a cost of over $3,000.00.  The money was raised outside of CMA funds, and “the whole scheme was carried to completion by the perseverance of the wife of the Rev. John S. Inskip alone.”

The presentation was made at a gala event on July 15, 1873. Osborne was evidently a sort of snowbird, because they had to wait for him to return from Florida.

Of course many cottages were constructed after that, and over the years, a considerable number were changed and enlarged. Today,  OG cottages can still be found all over town, and despite their size, they remain highly desirable to this day.

This sign is on the median of Broadway. June 10, 2015. Blogfinger photo ©

This sign is on the median of Broadway. June 10, 2015. Blogfinger photo ©

This wonderful cottage was photographed on June 10, 2015 on Broadway.  It is not for sale.   By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net  ©

This wonderful, happy cottage was photographed on June 10, 2015 on Broadway. Definitely not for sale. By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net ©

DINAH WASHINGTON  tells us that a house isn’t necessarily a home. Sometimes a derelict house has a story to tell, and we need to think about them that way.

 

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Ocean Grove.  By Paul Goldfinger ©   2010.

Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © 2010.

JAY UNGAR and MOLLY MASON with FIDDLE FEVER.     “Ashokan Farewell”    Album is Songs of the Civil War.

 

 

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Spring tent. April 10, 2015. By Bob Bowné. ©

Spring tent. April 10, 2015. By Bob Bowné. © Special to Blogfinger.

PEGGY LEE

Paul, Canvas up and frameless door openings mean its springtime in Ocean Grove….when the doors arrive I guess we are close to summer! Bob  (Bowné )

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Tent fire.  Ocean Grove, near the Great Auditorium.   Photo by Prosper Belizia, Blogfinger staff. ©

Tent fire. Ocean Grove, near the Great Auditorium. Photo by Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. ©  7:44  am, January 21, 2015

Interior view by Tom Costantino, Blogfinger staff. ©

Interior view by Tom Costantino, Blogfinger staff.  Ocean Grove. © January 21, 2015.

7:38 am.  By Prosper  Belizia.

7:38 am. By Prosper Bellizia.  Note the Tabernacle to the left.

Two Blogfinger citizen reporters were at the scene of a tent fire this morning which was reported at 2:50 am by a nearby resident.  The Ocean Grove Fire Department and neighboring fire departments quickly contained the fire.  The fire  destroyed a tent near the Great Auditorium, over towards the Tabernacle, on the Front Circle.  Two other nearby tents were also damaged.  Three firemen sought medical attention for minor injuries.  One had slipped on the ice. No details are currently available about the others.

A Fire Department officer said that a squatter staying in the tent may have been responsible, but no one has been apprehended. Gas company personnel were present at the scene. The electric was reportedly turned off for the winter at the tent community.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Mr. Gradone of the OGCMA thanked the resident who first reported the fire.

Please let us know if you have any more  information about this worrisome event.  (Blogfinger@verizon.net).

Reporting  by Prosper Bellizia and Tom Costantino, both of Ocean Grove.  Other information from JP Gradone of the OGCMA.

 

 

OG tent in its winter garb.  the canvas part is put away.  the wooden structure is permanent.  Dec. 2014.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©

OG tent in its winter garb. The canvas part is put away. The wooden structure is permanent. Dec. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

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