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Steel Pier, Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ



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HB827785


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Location
Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-64
Significance: The Steel Pier was one of the major amusement piers built off the boardwalk in Atlantic City at the turn of the century. In 1898, the steel girder structure extended 1500 feet from the boardwalk into the Atlantic Ocean and was expanded to 1780 feet in the 1930s. A variety of theaters, ballrooms, and amusement arcades were built on the pier to house the exhibits, vaudeville shows, concerts, films, and other diversions which entertained visitors to the resort city for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Historic Sites
Adaptive Reuse


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
2. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. AERIAL VIEW OF OCEAN END OF PIER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. AERIAL VIEW OF CENTER SECTION OF PIER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. AERIAL VIEW OF BOARDWALK END OF PIER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
6. VIEW OF MAIN ENTRANCE ON BOARDWALK ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
7. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, AT DETAIL OF CUPOLA ON BUILDING AT BOARDWALK END OF PIER
8. VIEW OF OPENING IN PIER DECK, APPROXIMATELY HALFWAY OUT ON PIER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
9. INTERIOR, AMUSEMENT ARCADE, LOOKING SOUTH
10. VIEW OF BUILDINGS AT PIER END AND DIVING HORSE PLATFORM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
11. VIEW OF EXPOSED PIER STRUCTURE AT OCEAN END, LOOKING SOUTH


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