Early Strathmere Photos - Pete O'Kane page 2 of 5
Pete O'Kane, his
mother Delphine and stepfather Frank Quinn lived in a little
house on the beach at the end of Whittier. The first photo to the
left was taken while the house was being built, around 1926.The
two photos below are from the early 1940s. The door on the side
faced the beach and the house to the right in these 2 photos is
still standing at the very end of the street today. The area
where their house once stood is now a dune.
The next 3 photos are of
the house the day after the hurricane of 1944.
After the hurricane, the
little house on the beach was moved to Commonwealth, near
Vincent. Below are some 1946 photos of the house in its new
place. Years later, the house was bought by the Riordans, who
raised their kids there. The house has since been added onto and
now houses Riordan Realty.
Below is the family car in front of the
house, with the recognizable archway over the door on the side.
Next is the O'Kane/Quinn Family on Easter. The last photo is
Delphine inside of the little house when it was still out on the
beach in 1943.
Delphine on the railing in
front of the house on Commonwealth. You can see a bit of the old
water tower on the left side of the photo.
Some street views from
Commonwealth around 1946.
The first photo shows a house being built on Webster
with the boathouse barely visible in the background in the very center of the photo.
A view looking north up
A view looking south down
The family dog Bub-Bub,
with a few Strathmere houses in the background
The men of the family in
1938 - Bob Spiecker, George McCullough, Joe McFadden, Ken Weaver
Sr. and Pete O'Kane in the front.
Pete in front of the
McCullough garage on Commonwealth, 1938.
Here is a young Pete in
front of the Williams house which used to stand beachfront at the
end of Sherman. The house was built by Gilbert Smith and was all
concrete with a large mosaic of an Indian head on the beachfront
outside wall. After the house collapsed on the beach, children
would play in the ruins for many years, and it became known as
the 'Indian Rocks'. In the background is Pete's grandfather
George McCullough and Al's wife Betty McCullough.
Below is Pete O'Kane and
his prom date Betty Collins in the 1940s.
The 2nd photo shows Pete & Betty reunited over 50 years later
in Strathmere outside of Uncle Bill's Pancake House in 2004.
Sea Isle City Beach Patrol - 1945
Sea Isle City Beach Patrol
From left to right - Bill
Andreas, Zip Zimmerman, Chuck Kohl, Jack McCall, Joe McSorley,
Pete O'Kane, Jay McCall, Lou Castaldi, Jerry McGettigan and Andy
McCullough/O'Kane Photos - Page 3 \ Page 4 \ Page 5
Photos were donated to this site
by Pete O'Kane & family.
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