Frequently Asked Questions
Mantoloking Borough ends right before the split on Rt 35.
This is where Curtis Point begins. Why is it all the
private homeowner beaches including Curtis Point, in this part
of BRICK Township claim to be in Mantoloking and not Brick?
Is it simply because they use the Mantoloking Post Office?
is Normandy Drive part of Mantoloking Estates, or Normandy
Beach? I understand Normandy Beach is considered to be in
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.
I am trying
to determine the location and history of "Lanes Mill".
From the many streets called "Lanes Mill
Road" in Lakewood, Brick and
Howell it appears to have been a well-known
area landmark at one point
in time. Can you supply any details about it
reply to your question regarding Lanes Mill Road. There were two Lane
mills. One a grist mill owned by Tunis Lane, located in present 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
The other mill was a saw 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
1801, becomes Brick
Township 1850, becomes Lakewood Township 1892.
Thank you for your website.
My family grew up on the tail end of Howell, NJ, but Brick was our
true stomping grounds from1960 until we each moved out or married.
Do you recall an R&R
Poultry on Rt. 88 where Burrsville Rd meets 88? I can
still taste the incredible rotisserie chickens they sold.
On Burnt Tavern Rd I remember a
beautiful horse farm with a moss-green ranch house, dark brown
split-rail fencing and many horses. A sign on the property called
it Ledbetter's Farm (spelling could be
different). My siblings have no recollection of it.
On the west end of Burnt Tavern
Rd there had once been a bridge over a branch of the Metedeconk
river. We all called it Broken Bridge - and still do. Do you have
any info about its history?
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 inland people 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.
Thank you for looking at our web page.
that a dam existed in the Burrsville section of Brick that was
destroyed by a flood. Do you know the location of the Dam and the
houses the flood destroyed? Thank you
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.
I am wondering about the use of the name Bricktown; it seems to be
used by older residents. Was this ever the official town name, and
when did it change to Brick Twp?
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.
My parents took me to Metedeconk when I was a young boy of 12 (1963).
I remember a beach, picnic grove and a large cabin where you could go
into and get candy. The large cabin had this huge moose head hanging
up. Do you know where this beach and cabin may have been located?
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 of the 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.
be possible to tell me what year Brick Township High School opened. I
know Brick Memorial High School opened in 1980 but in searching the
net I can find no reference to when the "old" Brick High School opened
(the one on Chambers Bridge Road).
Township High School, Chambers Bridge Road opened in 1958
how did chambers bridge road get its name
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)
I have read that Bruce Springsteen recorded 2 songs in a public
recording studio in Brick, NJ. Do we know where the location of the
studio was? What is the history of the site? What is occupying it
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” .
Bruce Springsteen Songbook
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