Asbury Park History
The Metropolitan Hotel
Gay Asbury Park
Before I added the Copyright Notice across my images, many were stolen
and appear on many sites developed after this one was created around 1998.
My online store featuring
TIME MAGAZINES &
POSTCARDS of the 1900's.
The Empress Hotel
The image to the right is from the 1970's
visitor's guide advertising the hotel
with 101 modern rooms - all complete with Television & Room Phones. Fully Air
Conditioned - 24 Hour Elevator Service. Dining Room. Cocktail Lounge.
Indoor and Outdoor Heated Swimming Pools - Surf Bathing. "A Picture Window and
Patio with Each Room."
closed and in
serious disrepair, the hotel (photographed below in 1997 and then in 2004) is at Asbury & Ocean
Avenues. In 1999, sections of the main level were renovated and the
structure became home to Paradise Nightclub; work
is being done to renovate the Motel section, and opening of some rooms is
planned for August 2004. For more about the landmark, see "Gay
Asbury Park". In the late 1960's, the guest list of the hotel include
towards the motel, the ocean and boardwalk are on the opposite side of the
building; photographed on
June 6, 2004:
renovations being done to the ocean side, photographed from the boardwalk just
north and east of the motel, June 6, 2004: