Atlantic City 1930s

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00072
Title: Atlantic City 1930s
Additional Title: Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel
Historic Street Address: 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1935  image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, showing the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel, in Atlantic City, NJ.  Located between Ohio Avenue and Park Place, and south from Pacific Avenue to the Boardwalk, the Marlborough (seen at the extreme right edge of the photograph) was built in 1902, followed by the Blenheim in 1906.  Both were designed by Philadelphia architect William L. Price, with the Marlborough being Queen Anne in style, and the Blenheim (designed with partner M. Hawley McClanahan), a Spanish/Moorish Revival mixture of styles.  They were both demolished in 1978-79, and replaced by Bally's Casino.  The park seen in the foreground is Brighton Park, part of the Claridge Hotel property, which is still in operation as The Claridge--A Radisson Hotel.

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-74.433694
Geocode Latitude:39.357261

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer
Price and McLanahan, Architects - Architect
William L. Price - Architect