OC’s Philadelphia Avenue

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Some visitors to Ocean City wonder why Philadelphia Avenue is much wider than Baltimore Avenue in the “old downtown” near the Route 50 Bridge. The reason for this difference is that beginning in 1903 Philadelphia Avenue was the site of railroad tracks extending from today’s North 2nd Street to what was once South 7th Street… Read more »

Boxing Has A History In OC

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Boxing was once one of America’s most popular sports and Ocean City offered both amateur and professional fights in the late 1920s and 1930s. Captain W.B.S Powell — prominent businessman and former Ocean City mayor — was the local boxing promoter. Bouts were held in an outdoor arena between South Division Street and S. 1st… Read more »