I thought they preserved the Tillie section somewhere. If I recall, there’s an imitation one up the boardwalk.
Honestly, I have only driven through Asbury maybe three times in the last 10 years.
My folks used to take us there often during the 60s (they had my all-time favorite walk-through funhouse there).
Saw my very first rock concert (Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality tour, yes I’m old) at Convention Hall, followed by a ton of shows over the years.
Back in the 70s - 80s, my best friend from high school had moved there, so spent a lot of time hanging out. After that, I kind of lost track of the goings on down there.
My kids go to the festivals there, even attended one of the zombie-walks they had a few years ago.
Most of my knowledge is admittedly based on fond memories.
The much maligned Tillie was pushed by the city council into a damp, dark storage space. It has not been seen since. Sort of like Richard III’s little nephews. I’m sure it’s a wreck. This same council allowed the gorgeous Art Nouveau Casino designs to be stolen in broad daylight. Talk about heartbreak...
You are thinking of the Wonder Bar which recreated the Tillie image.
The next time you’re there walk around the east side. It is so beautiful! So well-designed by Mr. Bradley! As I’ve said previously: I do not like what the council has done to the waterfront. They built condos which obstructed the ocean view. But the condos sold and residents like it. All of these owners are middle to upper middle-class. I dislike furniture stores on the boardwalk (!!!) but I’m in the minority.
Anyway, I’m sorry if I jumped on you but I kinda like Asbury. I ran a theatre there and was on the historical society.