Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann
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This postcard view from the 1960s looks west from 33rd Street and the oceanfront toward the bay and mainland. The building in the foreground was the Stardust Motel, which anchored the northern end of “Motel Row.” The Harrison Group’s Hilton Hotel occupies that block today.
The smaller hotels in the middle of the picture were the White Sands (later renamed the Charm Motel and now a parking lot for the Hilton) and the Yankee Clipper, which later renamed the Ocean Voyager. The Yankee Clipper/Ocean Voyager contained the locals bar The Pirates Den and was demolished this month. La Quinta Inn is planned for that site.
The area west of Philadelphia Avenue shows the Arnold Palmer Driving Range, the Seafarer Motel and the Beachcomber Lounge. All of that including the vacant land along the bay is now the location of the popular Jolly Roger Amusement Park.
Postcard image courtesy Bill and Kitt Matthews