By Elaine Van Develde
It was called the Atlantic Hotel — the spot on Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven where the old Lock Stock & Barrel and Varsity Club sat. It’s now Navoo Grill Club.
As the Atlantic Hotel, the place had a history rich with visits from famous producers, Vaudevillian actors and millionaires who traveled via steamship to the banks of the Navesink River for respite or to entertain some more.
Last year, Fair Haven was given unearthed registers of the establishment dating back to the early 1900s.
On one page, in particular, the registration of Long Acre Quartette decorated a page, noting that it was the Fourth of July, 1908.
The troupe hailed from “N.Y. City” and its members listed their names followed by “and wife.”
Funny how the women were nameless back in the day. Take a look. Do you recognize any of these names?