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Mario’s Restaurant

The Union Church building is shown in the first image around the mid-1970s when it was known as Mario’s Restaurant. The second and third postcards show the building when it was still being used for a house of worship.

   Courtesy of Dr. Anthony &


Seaside Bible Church #3

News article from 1971 containing photos of a notable “who’s who” of local kids!

From the Terry Groffie Collection

Seaside Bible Church #2

News article from April 22, 1971…This is a view facing the southwest corner of Hancock Avenue & Barnegat Avenue.  Before serving as a church the building was the home of pioneer resident Christian J. Hiering. If you drive by the area today you will see that the corner is now the home of the Seaside Heights Community Center.  

From the Terry Groffie Collection

Seaside Bible Church #1

An old but special friend from “back in the day” – Helena De Marco (Lewis) – and I had the chance to meet over wine and beer with our families last week. Helena spent a lot of time, including many summers, at her grandparents’ home on Fremont Avenue near the school. During our walk down memory lane Helena mentioned how she remembers the Bible Church and, especially, Laurie Dawn Jaggard, the pastor’s daughter. The next several posts shine the spotlight on the Seaside Bible Church.  Laurie – if you’re out there somewhere viewing this web site – send me an e-mail. We’d love to hear from you!    

From the Terry Groffie Collection

Union Church Views

The first postcard shows a view of the Union Church before it was destroyed in a storm in June 1920. The church was located on the south side of Franklin Avenue near the Boulevard. The postcard was mailed out of the Seaside Heights post office on August 10, 1915, by Ethel to Miss Mattie Rodney in Florence, NJ. Said Ethel – “This is the church at Sea Side Heights where I attended church and Sunday School yesterday.”


The second postcard shows an east facing view of the Union Church after it was rebuilt. This postcard was mailed on August 9, 1932.

Quonset Hut on Grant Avenue

Quonet Hut - Grant Avenue

This is a photo of the quonset hut on Grant Avenue which was known as the “CYO Hall” (re: Catholic Youth Organization).

The building has been used for CCD classes, Bingo, dances, receptions and church services, especially in the summer months many years ago when standing room only crowds would fill the church.