Often referred to as the heart and hub of town, Ocean City’s “South End” at the Inlet has been hosting families and making memories for well over a century. It’s gone through many major changes through the years but it’s proven to never disappoint those who venture down to take in the exciting lights, memorable sounds and nostalgic smells of the most southern few blocks of town.
Enjoy a virtual journey back through the decades of Ocean City’s famous boardwalk at the South End.
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So many wonderful memories going to OC as a 90s kid. I really enjoyed looking at the history.
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My wife and I vacationed in Ocean City for our first wedding anniversary in the summer of 1982. When entering town, we heard on the radio that The Guess Who came down from Canada and was making a free guest appearance at a restaurant/bar that had a big outside deck in preparation for their 1982 or 1983 U.S. tour. We found the venue and was treated to the most intimate concert on a beautiful day. I cannot remember the name of that venue. Does anyone know where this took place? I would be extremely grateful for any help!
Ann,Kristin WOW that was such a cool blast from the past, well done and loved it,keep up the great work.
We’ve got Brandon Seidl to thank for this! He has tons of archived photos from OC’s past and he also runs a site for the OC Haunted House, ochh.net
Great picts, including a few I have not seen before!.
One fix – Your first picture is labeled as the 1930s, but you can roll it back and start your timeline even earlier! It is from 1925 or earlier as it shows the old pier building which burned in December 1925. Also, your first 1960’s picture is likely from 1964 as it shows both the new Coast Guard Station and pier rides, both of which arrived in 1964.
I’ve enjoyed the recent articles.
Cool, thanks for letting us know!