Normandy Drive is in the Normandy Beach Development of Brick Township. Normandy Beach spans the boundary line between Brick Township & Toms River Township ( Dover Township). Heading South Normandy Beach, Brick Township ends at 6th Avenue and Normandy Beach, Toms River Township begins.
As to the people of South Mantoloking, Curtis Point, Dutchman’s Point, etc as you stated are developments of Brick Township, The people living there like to say they are from Mantoloking,may be it sounds more prestigious, however they pay their property taxes to Brick Township. I am not sure which post office they receive their mail from, it has to be either Mantoloking or Normandy Beach PO. The Zip Code 08739 for Normandy Beach also come through Mantoloking Zip Code 08738.
In reply to your question regarding Lanes Mill Road. There were two Lane mills. One a grist mill owned by Tunis Lane, locatedinpresent day Lakewood on the North Branch of the Metedeconk River. The mill was in the vicinity of where Lanes Mill Road, Lakewood turns west onto Lanes Mill Road (AKA County Line Road) heading towards Greenville. Yes it is confusing because Lanes mill Road continues straight into Brick Township also.
The other mill was asaw mill owned by J. Lane (believed to be John) and was located on Haystack Brook in Howell Township. The area starts as Shrewsbury Township, becomes Howell Township in
1801, becomes Brick Township 1850, becomes Lakewood Township 1892.
Yes I remember R&R Barbeque, the owners were Riser and Rothchild. Today there is a new building housing a memory center where the Barbeque use to be.
As to your memory of the horse farm on Burnt Tavern Road, I do not recall it. Was it in Brick or Howell?
Burnt Tavern Road was designated in 1803, it ran from Smithburg in Monmouth County to the Atlantic Ocean, no I do not know where the Tavern was, but obviously there was one somewhere along the Road. To some inlandpeople it was their road to the shore. I can understand why you called it “Broken Bridge” the Bridge in Howell, to this day, was never replaced.
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The dam you are referring to was at Forge Pond on the north side of highway 70. It was the site of the Butcher/Burr Iron Forge. The dam broke in 1847, the houses that were lost were on the south side of highway 70, there is a marina there today. It is believed that Highway 70 now passes over the forge site.
Brick Township was created by an act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1850. The official designation is the Township of Brick. The name Brick Town was a postal address used by the United States Postal Service from 1959 to 1986. Brick Town was never the name of the Township nor is it the name of a section of town.
I believe the beach your father took you to in the 1960’s was Metedeconk Bathing Beach on the north shore of the Metedeconk River and off of Princeton Ave. (about a mile and a half east ofthe Highway 88 and Highway 70 intersection) Metedeconk Bathing Beach had a building such as you described.
The Bathing Beach was established in 1938 and closed in the early 1980’s. Today there are several large homes where the Bathing Beach once existed. I hope this answers you question.
Brick Township High School, Chambers Bridge Road opened in 1958
Chambers Bridge Road derives its name from John Chamberlain an American Revolutionary Soldier from Cedar Bridge. After returning from the war, Chamberlain purchased the land at Metedeconk Bridge. The Bridge was the main link between Greenville and Cedar Bridge. In 1800, it became known as Chamberlain’s Bridge. In the 1860’s map makers shortened the name to Chambers Bridge, as it is today. (The Bridge today is located on the west side of the Garden State Parkway as you as travel from Brick Township Town Hall towards Lakewood)
In regard to your request for information about the Bruce Springsteen / Brick Township Connection. On May 18, 1966, Bruce Springsteen as a member of the teen-rock combo “The Castles” recorded two songs written by Mr. Springsteen, at the Mr. Music Studio, Inc. on Brick Boulevard, Brick Township. Mr. Music was a privately owned music store with recording studios. The songs were “That’s What You Get” and “Baby I” .
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