1908: Princeton-by-the-Sea Was Growing

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Princeton by the Sea Growing

“One of the most flourishing of the suburban resorts along the Ocean Shore line is Princeton by the Sea, and George L. Dealey & Co. report that they have made sales amounting to $69. 800.

“This property is situated on the line of the new Ocean Shore railroad, being a land locked marine tract. The company recently sold 38 lots aggregating $22,500 being the entire block bounded by Ocean boulevard, Princeton avenue, Vassar street and Columbia street. This bock has been sold to several prominent men of this city, the parties purchasing being Charles M. Fisher, Judge George Cabaniss, Judge Frank Murasky, Joseph O’Donnell, Neil T. Duffy, Jacob Meyer and C. Zacarini.

“The block across the street bounded by Princeton avenue, Harvard avenue, Columbia and Vassar streets has also been sold for $39,000, the parties purchasing being Senator Edward I. Wolfe, Dr. Hugh Lagan, Fred Bent, Senator Richard Welch, Dr. Joseph Hildreth, J.C. Welch and others.

“Dealey reports that several contracts for attractive buildings have already been let. The Ocean Shore railroad is now running several trains daily over its road and every day now means improvements in service, the company having just received two additional locomotives and several coaches from the east. According to the reports from ….”

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