Spring Lake

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Spring Lake, an oceanfront community bounded on the south by Wreck Pond and on the north by Lake Como, was named after a spring-fed body of water that spawned the town's settlement in the 1870s. Thedevelopment of the area was accelerated by the adventof the railroad, which brought building activity to the locale. Eventually, Monmouth Avenue and the lakefront became very desirable locations for seasonal homes. Once promoted as New Jersey's "garden spot," Spring Lake came to contain several private landscape showplaces, exquisite public grounds, and a legendary non-commercial boardwalk. This photographic record of Spring Lake's development illustrates the remarkable architectural tradition whose legacy remains evident in this elegant resort today. From Ballingarry and the Casinoto the churches and the New Monmouth Hotel, SpringLake's stunning built environment is vividly displayed in over two hundred photographs contained in this volume.
ISBN: 9780738563329
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author, architectural historian, and preservation advocate Patricia Florio Colrick is a resident of Spring Lake and has written about New Jersey historic sites for many years. She has also served as president of the Spring Lake Historical Society. Her scholarship and affection for the area make this an informative and comprehensive tribute to a beautiful New Jersey shore community.
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