Curllie’s business card…
From The Terry Groffie Collection…
This half hour video contains awesome film footage of Seaside Heights circa 1985. Nearly 2 hours of raw film footage was found by Peter Smith at the Seaside Heights Boro Hall and then cut into this video by Joe Verderosa of Greenrose Media. The video includes a 1985 Seaside Heights TV commercial, great shots of the beach and boardwalk, Rainbow Rapids, Maruca’s Pizza, Razzles nightclub, Pac Man, Casino Pier, Sun-N-Fun signs, Barnegat Bay activities like crabbing, fishing, jet skiing, and power-sailing, and shots of some boardwalk concessions, the merry-go-round, Sonny’s & Rickey’s, Midway, and the rides.
The Aztec Ocean Resort is celebrating 41 years in business next month. Here are some news articles from spring of 1971. You can enlarge the thumbnail images with your mouse.
Images are from The Terry Groffie Collection
These two photos from the “Terry Groffie Collection” give a different visual perspective of the Seaside Court Motel. In the first photo taken along Ocean Terrace facing north, you can see the second story addition to the motel, the El Conquistidor Condominiums (background), and the Wine Cellar Bar (right). The second photo shows the demolition work being performed, I think, sometime in 1994.
Here’s another recent collectibles show find. The Seaside Court Motel was located on the ocean front at the corner of Sampson Avenue and Ocean Terrace. The motel contained 2-3 room efficiency apartments with hot water showers! The El Conquistidor Condominium complex was built behind the motel (on Hiering Avenue). Later in the motel’s history a second story was added to both wings, but the motel was eventually torn down.