Corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues Historical

Corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues Historical (HM1WVH)

Location: Long Branch, NJ 07740 Monmouth County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 17.084', W 73° 58.935'

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Several hotels stood on this west end site, but the grandest were the Stetson House and the West End Hotel. The Stetson was L-shaped and had 300 rooms. Although smaller than other grand hotels, it was socially desirable and had modern conveniences like bathrooms and gas. President Ulysses S. Grant summered there in 1869, attracting huge crowds to Long Branch.
The Stetson was sold in 1870 and renamed the West End Hotel. Seven 15-room cottages were added, with names like Cliff and Storm. It was the first hotel in New Jersey to have elevator service and a telegraph link to the New York Stock Exchange. Guests included Oscar Wilde, Lillian Russell, Horace Greely, and General William Tecumseh Sherman.
In 1906, the West End Hotel was torn down and the six-story Takanassee Hotel was built on the site. It was demolished during the Depression for non-payment of taxes.
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HM NumberHM1WVH
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586513 N 4459857
Decimal Degrees40.28473333, -73.98225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.084', W 73° 58.935'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 5.04" N, 73° 58' 56.1" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 631-637 Ocean Ave, Long Branch NJ 07740, US
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