Historic Sites in Brielle
Welcome to Historic Brielle.
Here are a number of scenes from years gone by.
Can you Identify any of these children.
If so, contact John Belding, Borough Historian, at 528-6600
(Circa 1900) House subsequently moved and is now located
on Riverview Drive.
Originally built as the Carteret Hotel in 1883. It
was located at the corner of Park Avenue, (now Fisk Avenue),
and Brielle Avenue.
Building no longer exists.
Originally constructed as a summer cottage for Captain
Wynant Pearce, Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1877. Capt. Pearce later
turned it into a summer hotel and right hand section was added
to original structure.
(Circa 1900) Located on the Manasquan River, foot
of Union Lane, burned down February 1914. Second floor room,
near corner, occupied by Robert Louis Stevenson, May 1888.
Wrote portion of "Master of Ballen Tree"here.
(Circa 1925) Manasquan River and Osborn Island. Now
(Circa 1905) Pearce's BoatHouse in center of photo.
(Circa 1900) Pearce's Boat House from Float, Manasquan
(Circa 1928) Manasquan River Scene
Second Public School, (1856-1918) Located on Schoolhouse
Now Private Home on Union Lane
Located on Union Lane - Completely Rebuilt in 1998
- Only front porch Now Identifiable
Second Brielle Post Office, on Green Avenue. Now Office
of a General Contractor
First Brielle Post Office - Destroyed by Fire in 1914
(Circa 1910) Mostly Destroyed by Fire. Now the site
of a condominium development
(Circa 1919) The Glimmer Glass, Manasquan River
(Circa 1920) Brielle Beach Bridge
This Driveway is now Sycamore Lane
(Circa 1907) Laurel Avenue looking towards Riverview
A well known restaurant, 1934. Building has housed
various eateries over the years.
(Circa 1906) Union Lane facing West at corner of Green
(Circa 1820) Historic Longstreet Cottage as shown in this
1890 photo located at 532 Union Lane.
We hope the preceding scenes from "yesterday" were
of interest to you. Our Borough Historian John Belding welcomes
comments and questions. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would care to see what we look like today, stay with
us, return to menu, and click on "Brielle Today".