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Last week’s photo was a low-angle shot of a decorative lamp on the facade of a yellow-brick building, which a number of readers recognized as 32 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, a three-story structure that was most recently home to Stokaboka, though the ground-floor space is now vacant.
And a number of those readers were familiar with the building’s background.
Historian Randall Gabrielan of Middletown, in his photo history book “Red Bank, Volume 3,” says the borough government, after having spent its first half-century housed across the street at the red brick 51 Monmouth, moved into this structure, a former New York Telephone Company office, in 1958. The building dates to 1912.
Borough hall was relocated to 90 Monmouth, at the corner of Maple Avenue, in 1997. Upstairs tenants at 32 Monmouth now include the 11th District legislative office of state Senator Jennifer Beck and 13th District Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon.
Thanks to all who wrote in: Jacqueline Francisco Sapienza, Mike Simpson, Trish DePonti, Scott Howard, Tracy McMahon, Les Hathaway and Jenn Woods.