Ocean City’s 9th Street was the favorite hangout for the college crowd from the end of World War II through the late 1960s. One reason was, in addition to several hamburger stands, it was the location of the iconic Beach Club. In those days, the Beach Club was Ocean City’s most popular beach bar.
On Sept. 4, 1960, 9th Street became the starting point for the “Labor Day Riot” where police fought a pitched battle with over 2,000 college students. The riot was finally broken up by hose streams from the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department and several dogs from the Maryland State Police.
Photo courtesy of Bill and Kitt Matthews