See photos of 1955 Seaside Heights Boardwalk fire…

Check out this image of the June 9, 1955 fire in Seaside Heights.

Check out these images of the June 9, 1955 fire in Seaside Heights.

See photos of 1955 Seaside Heights Boardwalk fire: Historic photos and films of Seaside Heights are all the rage these days. Loyal readers might remember back a few weeks when we announced that over 5,000 people had watched the 1960 Sun and Fun Tourism film on youtube.com. Now we are proud to say that nearly 10 times that amount have tuned in since, with the number of viewers expected to reach over 50,000 by the end of the season. We have recently acquired a large quanity of old photos from the book The First Fifty, and will be sharing them with readers each week. The above photos are from the 1955 fire, a defining moment in the 95-year history of the Borough. The fire happened on June 9, 1955, which happens to be the birthday of local business owner Michael Carbone from the Beachcomber. In 2008, Michael’s building at Dupont Avenue and the Boardwalk is the northern-most survivor of this fire. All of the buildings south of that point were destroyed in 1955.

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