Avalon from Above

Get a bird's eye view of Avalon with these aerial photographs!

By The Avalon History Center

Aerial Photograph (Stone Harbor to 64th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

Stone Harbor to 66th Street

These aerial photographs were taken in 1973 by the Aero Service Corp.

Aerial Photograph (64th Street to 74th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

72nd to 67th Street

The Aero Service Corp. had previously photographed the devastation caused by the 1962 Ash Wednesday Storm.

Aerial Photograph (62nd Street to 69th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

68th to 63rd Street

These photographs were donated by a former U.S. Army Colonel and Aero Service Corp. employee, William S. Cadzow Jr.

Aerial Photograph (59th Street to 66th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

63rd to 60th Street

As shown in these photographs, much of the island had already been developed by 1973.

Aerial Photograph (56th Street to 63rd Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

62nd to 56th Street

The northern part of the island was developed first, so the southern houses were relatively new at the time.

Aerial Photograph (50th Street to 57th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

56th to 50th Street

The man-made canal at the top of this photograph was dredged in the 1920s.

Aerial Photograph (33rd Street to 42nd Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

42nd to 35th Street

Noticeably absent are the 39th Street Park and the Avalon History Center.

Aerial Photograph (28th Street to 34th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

34th to 28th Street

This section of Avalon was originally called "Peermont" in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Aerial Photograph (25th Street to 34th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

33rd to 26th Street

At the top of this photograph, you can see the Avalon Elementary School as it appeared before its expansion.

Aerial Photograph (Seagate Beach Community) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

Seagate Development on 21st Street

This collection of bungalows was first developed in the 1920s.

Aerial Photograph (21st Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

Seagate Development on 21st Street

On the western end of Seagate, there was a swing bridge to the mainland until Avalon Boulevard was completed in 1968.

Aerial Photograph (Bridges) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

25th and 21st Street Bridges

The canals surrounding Seagate were dredged in 1910.

Aerial Photograph (10th Street to 19th Street) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

18th to 11th Street

Some of Avalon's oldest houses are on the northern part of the island.

Aerial Photograph (Townsends Inlet) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

Townsends Inlet

This is the site of Avalon's first development. The railroad would come down from Sea Isle City and run south along today's Dune Drive.

Aerial Photograph (21st Street Bridge) (1973-07-12) by William CadzowThe Avalon History Center

18th to 24th Street

Looking east in this photograph, you can see the location of Veterans Plaza and the Princeton Hotel on 21st Street.

The Avalon History Center

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