Sunday, May 29, 2011

One Hundred Years Ago: Took a Walk around Here

Million Dollar Pier - 1911

Postmarked 29 May 1911
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Postcard Caption:
Young's Residence on Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City, N.J.
Took a walk around here. / J.A.D.
John Young was a policeman and entrepreneur whose real estate ventures allowed him to construct this house on the end of the million dollar pier. The Atlantic Weekly describes it as follows:
"[Young] built a three-story Italianate villa complete with conservatory and classical statuary. An international butterfly collection embedded in plate glass captured visitors in the reception hall and dining room. Fishing chum Thomas Edison had a hand in designing the exterior lighting for Young's marble mini-palace, whose address of No. 1 Atlantic Ocean was an official stop on the U.S. Postal route."
Here is a 1910 article about Caption Young's House from the New York Times.

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

I would like to see the inside...

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