July 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Summer Lecture Series
"Ocean City’s Historic Hotels"
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday:
10am to 4pm
10am to 7pm
The Ocean City Boardwalk
Boardwalk constructed on the sand 4th Street to 7th Street1887
Boardwalk extended to 11th Street1888
Boardwalk destroyed by a typical Nor’easter1889
Boardwalk rebuilt with cement pilings 7th to 13th Streets1898
Newspaper account tells of a “new and better boardwalk.”
(It is possible that this was a rebuild in some areas)
Boardwalk completed 2nd to 13th Street1928 to 1929
Boardwalk extensively rebuilt after a serious fire in the center of the city.1980
Last Major change to Boardwalk, Park Place to 5th Street moved inland from the Ocean.
The Boardwalk today is 2.5 miles long. Areas have been rebuilt due to storm damage and normal wear. In 2000, two areas were re-decked.