Hippodrome Theatre

E. 9th Avenue and Boardwalk,
Ocean City, NJ 08226

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Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome started out as the Casino Pier at 9th Street around 1900. It was a large structure at the end of a long pier and was a popular place on the early boardwalk. In 1904 John Young purchased the pier and renamed it Young’s Pier.

In 1905 a new boardwalk was built closer to the ocean. Young’s Pier remained and eventually was sold to Chris Hand who enlarged it in 1912, adding a 3,000 seat theatre.

In 1915 Chris Hand sold the Pier to Albert Fogg and it became Fogg’s Pier. It contained a carousel, a theatre, arcade and other amusements. In 1927, it burned to the ground in the great fire of that year

Contributed by Jim Laymon

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cyclespast on December 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

We have a old Motorcycle Sign from the Hippodrome on the boardwalk and was wondering if anyone has more info or scans of this

jlaymon on March 23, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Not to be confused with the first Hippodrome Theatre and Stock Co., which was on the land side of the boardwalk. It became the Strand Theatre sometime after 1910, and burned down in 1937.

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