Local Historic Resources

The Borough of Red Bank is home to properties of national historic interest.  One among them, the T. Thomas Fortune House, is located on Drs James Parker Boulevard and is designated a National Historic Landmark.  Eight others, distributed throughout the Borough, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Monmouth Boat Club as well as the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club occupy plots on Union Street, beside Marine Park and at the edge of the Navesink River.  The River Street School, upstream from the boat clubs, overlooks Swimming River.  The Anthony Reckless Estate (now the Women's Club of Red Bank) rests on a gentle slope above Broad Street, just beyond the commercial center of town.  Both the Carlton Theatre (more recently the Count Basie) and the old Shrewsbury Township Hall are positioned on the south side of Monmouth Street, as is the Red Bank Passenger Station, which anchors the bustling transportation hub on the west side of town.  The Robert White House, a British retreat during the Revolutionary war, hides from notice on South Street, in a quiet corner of the Borough.  In addition to these that have garnered national attention, several hundred other historic resources within the Borough appear either on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, the Monmouth County Historic Sites Inventory, or the Borough of Red Bank Historic Resources Inventory.