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The Crest Pier is the recreation center for the Borough of Wildwood
Crest.  The original building dated back to 1905 and was built on a
pier over the ocean at Seaview Avenue and Heather Road.

At that time, Seaview Avenue was a promanade along the oceanfront.
The beach grew dramatically over the next thirty years, and Atlantic,
Ocean, and Beach Avenues have all been added to an area that was
literally in the sea in the early 1900's.
 

THE ORIGINAL CREST PIER (1905-1917)

The original Crest Pier was totally destroyed by fire in 1917.  A second
pier was built in 1920 at the same location on Seaview Avenue
between Heather and Crocus Roads.

By the 1930's, the beach had expanded so much that Atlantic Avenue
had been added and the new street separated the Pier from the beach.
In 1948, the second Crest Pier was moved eastward, across Atlantic
Avenue.

The 2nd Crest Pier on Atlantic Avenue

THE SECOND CREST PIER (1920-1986)
After being moved in 1948.

The CREST PIER at Night in the 1940s

In 1986, the second Crest Pier was demolished and a beautiful new
Crest Pier was erected.

THE THIRD CREST PIER (1987-Present)
East Side, from Ocean Avenue

This very functional community center features large assembly areas,
smaller meeting rooms, and five commercial stores on the Heather
Road (North) side of the building (far right).  The center store, #3,
is the present home of the Wildwood Crest Historical Society.


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