THE CONVENTION HALL

Asbury Park's Convention Hall and Paramount Theater are joined by an arcade that spans the width of the boardwalk.  Like the Casino, it was designed in the 1920s by the same architects behind NYC's Grand Central Station.  In the 1960s, the Convention Hall was the largest venue in the area, playing host to The Who, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and The Rolling Stones.

 The Convention Hall is one of the few buildings to undergo renovations rather than be demolished. The
terra cotta and copper ornaments that adorn the building exterior have been restored.