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The First United Methodist Church (1886) at the corner of Lareine and Madison Avenues in Bradley Beach. Paul Goldfinger photograph. October, 2015. © The wing shown below is visible along the right edge of the building.

The First United Methodist Church (1886) at the corner of Lareine and Madison Avenues in Bradley Beach. There is no sign outside.  Paul Goldfinger photograph. October, 2015. © The wing shown below is visible along the right edge of the building.

Paul Goldfinger photo. October 4, 2015. © Blogfinger.net

This is a wing of the church on Madison Avenue.  We don’t know what its function is, but now you almost know the rest of the story.  Paul Goldfinger photos. 2015 ©

 

James Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park who was also a pioneer in OG and Bradley Beach. Paul Goldfinger photo Feb 7, 2016.

This is James Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park, who was also a pioneer in OG and Bradley Beach. Paul Goldfinger photo Feb 7, 2016. This is at the foot of Sunset Park, with James facing the Paramount Theatre.   ©

James Bradley, a wealthy businessman from New York, founded Asbury Park. He was an admirer of Ocean Grove and bought the first lot from the Camp Meeting in 1870. He liked the area so much that he purchased 500 acres south of Fletcher Lake along the ocean.  That land became Bradley Beach.

In 1886 he dismantled an Asbury Park Dutch Reformed church and somehow brought it to Bradley Beach and created the First United Methodist Church.  As many of you Grovers know, if you bike or walk in this area, you can discover many neat things.  Stephen Goldfinger came upon this landmark during a walk last week. He was following Pennsylvania Avenue into BB where it became Madison Ave.    We went over to check it out and “found” this beautiful historic church.

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO.  “It’s Not Exactly a Sonata—-For Renata.”

From their album Claire de Lune:

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Paul Goldfinger ©. September 2019.  Click to enlarge. Deal, NJ. Click to enlarge.

 

Geo George is the winner of our “name that Jersey Shore town contest.”  This snazzy color scheme is a bit unusual for Deal.

THE NIGHTHAWKS  “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails:

 

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Across the water: name the shore town. Paul Goldfinger photo January, 28, 2016.©

Across the water, facing Interlaken, is West Allenhurst.  Paul Goldfinger photo January, 28, 2016.©  Click for closer view.

A home in Interlaken, right where I took the photo above. Paul Goldfinger photo January, 2016. ©

A home in Interlaken, right where I took the photo above. Paul Goldfinger photo January, 2016. ©

Ocean Township contains a number of communities including  Wanamassa, West Deal, and West Allenhurst. West Allenhurst is across the water from Allenhurst and Interlaken.   (See the map below.)  The water is an extension of Deal Lake.  The geography is difficult to get straight:

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These areas have wonderful old homes that take you back to around 1920-1930—very elegant and full of character—especially those on the water.

You could almost imagine F. Scott Fitzgerald walking those streets or wearing a straw hat and bow tie while paddling a row boat with a flapper on board.  In “The Great Gatsby,” Fitzgerald said, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Here is a Blogfinger link to an old house in Interlaken:

https://blogfinger.net/2014/10/14/name-that-town-contest-first-correct-guess-wins-a-prize-at-seasons-general-store-in-ocean-grover/

Rudy Vallée  performs a  tune from that era  (1929.)  It’s called “Honey”:

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What is it and where is it?  Paul Goldfinger photo.  July, 2015. Blogfinger.net ©

TenBroeck Fountain, AP. Paul Goldfinger photo. July, 2015. Blogfinger.net ©  Click to enlarge

Beezee was the first to tell us the location and the name of the fountain.  He/she wins the contest. 

Frank LaRue TenBroeck is the name of an AP mayor from 1905. He was honored for having the most capital letters in his name. The City has been restoring this fountain for years.  Vandals have repeatedly done damage to the memorial.   

 AP’s governing body just announced a dog run at the park by the library on Grand. 

SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS:

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