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Steeplechase Pier - Atlantic City


Steeplechase Pier was built in 1899 and was originally called Auditorium Pier.

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Steeplechase Pier - 1904


Steeplechase Pier

Postcard by markomundo - from zazzle.

John Phillip Sousa and his 85 - piece orchestra played in the pier's auditorium.


Steeplechase Pier - 1909


Steeplechase Pier - 1909

Postcard by markomundo - from zazzle.

In 1908, George C. Tilyou purchased the Auditorium Pier and re-named it Steeplechase Pier. He then modeled it after the amusement park he owned in Coney Island, NY.


Steeplechase Pier - 1914


Steeplechase Pier 1914

Postcard by markomundo - from zazzle.

Steeplechase Pier became known as the Funny Place. Customers could enter the pier through the mouth of a clown into a revolving barrel. An alternate entrance subjected patrons to a skirt lifting blast of air from below. The pier rented out clown costumes for tourists to wear on amusements such as the Whip and Whirlpool.

Steeplechase Pier


Steeplechase Pier

Postcard by E.C. Kropp - from the collection of Thomas Topham.

From the back of the card - Fun for everybody in this fascinating playground, a paradise for children. The pier is complete with carousels, pony track, ferris wheels and many different kinds of fun devices. Undoubtedly the papas and mammas enjoy the excitement as much as their youngsters.

Steeplechase Pier


Steeplechase Pier

Postcard by Atlantic Foto Service - from the collection of Thomas Topham.

Steeplechase Pier had a rollercoaster, a monorail that stretched out over the ocean and numerous other fun and exciting rides.


Steeplechase Pier


Steeplechase Pier

Postcard by Post Card Distribution Co,- from the collection of Thomas Topham.

Steeplechase Pier was located between Pennsylvania and North Carolina avenues, just south of Steel Pier.


Steeplechase Pier and Steel Pier


Steel Pier Atlantic City - 1957

Postcard by Jack Freeman - from the collection of Thomas Topham.

Steeplechase Rides and Amusements as Seen From Above.


Steeplechase Pier and SteelPier - At Night


Steel Pier - At Night

Postcard by Dexter Press - from the collection of Thomas Topham.

Steeplechase Rides and Amusements as Seen From Above - at Night.


Steeplechase Pier


Steeplechase_Pier

Postcard by Jersey Supply Co. - from the collection of Thomas Topham.

Steeplechase Pier was damaged and rebuilt numerous times. First by a fire in 1932, and then from a hurricane in 1944. During the hurricane of 1962, half the pier was demolished. For a while the remains of the pier were used as a helioport. It was completely shut down after another fire in 1988, and what was left was demolished in 1996.




Jimmy Buffet LandShark Bar and Grill


Margaritaville Landshark Bar and Grill ar Resorts

A new Margaritaville opened at Resorts in Atlantic City on May 24, 2013. It includes a Margaritaville restaurant, a Five O’Clock Somewhere Bar, a themed gaming area, two retail stores and a coffee shop on the land side of the Boardwalk. It also includes a Jimmy Buffet LandShark Bar & Grill situated on 200 feet of beach frontage, that will have a year-round, full-service bar and restaurant on the beach. The Landshark Bar and Grill is built on the footprint of the former Steeplechase Pier.



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