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At this point massive hotels like The United States and Surf House, as well as smaller rooming houses, had sprung up all over town. In , New Jersey voters legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City. Prohibition was largely unenforced in Atlantic City, and, because alcohol that had been smuggled into the city with the acquiescence of local officials could be readily obtained at restaurants and other establishments, the resort's popularity grew further. Rising 16 stories, the tan brick and gold-capped hotel would become one of the city's best-known landmarks. The modern Chalfonte Hotel, eight stories tall, opened in The modern Haddon Hall was built in stages and was completed in , at eleven stories. At 24 stories, it would become known as the "Skyscraper by the Sea. With the redevelopment of Las Vegas and the opening of two casinos in Connecticut in the early s, along with newly built casinos in the nearby Philadelphia metro area in the s, Atlantic City's tourism began to decline due to its failure to diversify away from gaming. The roadway was later officially named the Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector , and funnels incoming traffic off of the expressway into the city's marina district and the city of Brigantine. Most of them were either shut down, converted to cheap apartments, or converted to nursing home facilities by the end of the decade. After arriving in Atlantic City, a second train brought the visitors to the door of the resort's first public lodging, the United States Hotel. Hughes led Atlantic City to host the Democratic Convention. With many families moving to their own private houses, luxuries such as home air conditioning and swimming pools diminished their interest in flocking to the luxury beach resorts during the hot summer. It opened while it was still under construction, with only one wing standing, and even that wasn't completed. The Traymore Hotel was located at the corner of Illinois Avenue and the boardwalk. He sold some "salt water taffy" to a girl, who proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends. The firm made use of reinforced concrete , a new building material invented by Jean-Louis Lambot in Joseph Monier received the patent in The hotel's Spanish and Moorish themes, capped off with its signature dome and chimneys, represented a step forward from other hotels that had a classically designed influence. On June 27, , the Supreme Court agreed to hear Christie v. Immediately after the legislation passed, the owners of the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel began converting it into the Resorts International. Many of the modest boarding houses that dotted the boardwalk were replaced with large hotels. Two of the city's most distinctive hotels were the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel and the Traymore Hotel. Bradley's mother was in the back of the store when the sale was made, and loved the name, and so salt water taffy was born. By , the hotel's owner, Daniel White, taking a hint from the Marlborough-Blenheim, commissioned the firm of Price and McLanahan to build an even bigger hotel. The hotel made use of ocean-facing hotel rooms by jutting its wings farther from the main portion of the hotel along Pacific Avenue. In an effort at revitalizing the city, New Jersey voters in passed a referendum, approving casino gambling for Atlantic City; this came after a referendum on legalized gambling failed to pass. Because of its location in South Jersey , hugging the Atlantic Ocean between marshlands and islands, Atlantic City was viewed by developers as prime real estate and a potential resort town. Jonathan Pitney the "Father of Atlantic City" [30] to develop Atlantic City as a health resort, his efforts to convince the municipal authorities that a railroad to the beach would be beneficial, his successful alliance with Samuel Richards entrepreneur and member of the most influential family in southern New Jersey at the time to achieve that goal, the actual building of the railroad, and the experience of the first riders, who "were chosen carefully by Samuel Richards and Jonathan Pitney": [31]. By , the Claridge, the city's last large hotel before the casinos, opened its doors. In , Morgan Stanley purchased 20 acres 8. Bader , known for his contributions to the construction, athletics and aviation of Atlantic City. First, the automobile became more readily available to many Americans after the war. It had a soft opening in April , and was fully open by May It was restructured but still could not carry on and re-entered bankruptcy on June 19, It was put up for sale, however as no suitable bids were received the resort closed its doors on September 2, In the wake of the closures and declining revenue from casinos, Governor Christie said in September that the state would consider a referendum to end the year-old monopoly that Atlantic City holds on casino gambling and allowing gambling in other municipalities. By this time, they were under the same ownership and merged into the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel , becoming the city's largest hotel with nearly 1, rooms. White named the new hotel the Blenheim and merged the two hotels into the Marlborough-Blenheim. In , salt water taffy was conceived in Atlantic City by David Bradley. Prior to and during the advent of legalized gambling, many of these hotels were demolished. The first boardwalk was built in along a portion of the beach in an effort to help hotel owners keep sand out of their lobbies. The first road connecting the city to the mainland at Pleasantville was completed in and charged a cent toll. The boxer Mike Tyson had most of his fights in Atlantic City in the s, which helped Atlantic City achieve nationwide attention as a gambling resort. The first casino opened two years later. The advent of suburbia also played a significant role. Businesses were restricted and the boardwalk was removed each year at the end of the peak season. That same year, construction of the Absecon Lighthouse , designed by George Meade of the Corps of Topographical Engineers , was approved, with work initiated the next year. In May , Johnson hosted a conference for organized crime figures from all across America that created a National Crime Syndicate. Its rooms totaled more than , and its grounds covered some 14 acres. It was a sprawling, four-story structure built to house 2, guests. In , the first commercial hotel, the Belloe House, was built at the intersection of Massachusetts and Atlantic Avenues. Albany Avenue was the first road to the mainland available without a toll. Begun in as a small boarding house, the hotel grew through a series of uncoordinated expansions. By the late s, many of the resort's once great hotels were suffering from high vacancy rates. Owing to economic conditions and the late s recession , many of the proposed mega casinos never went further than the initial planning stages. The reasons for the resort's decline were multi-layered. It was the first legal casino in the eastern United States when it opened on May 26, The introduction of gambling did not, however, quickly eliminate many of the urban problems that plagued Atlantic City. Bally's Atlantic City was later constructed at this location. Finally, the rise of relatively cheap jet airline service allowed visitors to travel to year-round resort cities such as Miami Beach and the Bahamas. Atlantic City had initially relied upon visitors coming by train and staying for a couple of weeks. Despite being the state to initiate the landmark ruling, New Jersey was actually the third state to legalize sports betting following Nevada and Delaware. Popular venues on the white-populated south side included the Club , the Clicquot Club , and the Jockey Club. Determined to expand, in the Atlantic City Redevelopment Authority partnered with Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn to develop a new roadway to a barren section of the city near the Marina. According to the United States Census Bureau , the city had a total area of {/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} Like many older east coast cities after World War II, Atlantic City became plagued with poverty, crime, corruption, and general economic decline in the mid-to-late 20th century. Although Wynn's plans for development in the city were scrapped in , the tunnel opened in The Borgata opened in July , and its success brought an influx of developers to Atlantic City with plans for building grand Las Vegas style mega casinos to revitalize the aging city. One by one, additional large hotels were constructed along the boardwalk, including the Brighton, Chelsea, Shelburne, Ambassador, Ritz Carlton, Mayflower, Madison House, and the Breakers. The neighborhood known as the "Inlet" became particularly impoverished. The traditional story is that Bradley's shop was flooded after a major storm, soaking his taffy with salty Atlantic Ocean water. By , because of the growing popularity of the city, one railroad line could no longer keep up with demand. Many people have suggested that it only served to exacerbate those problems, as attested to by the stark contrast between tourism intensive areas and the adjacent impoverished working-class neighborhoods. The source of the misinformation was a widely circulated photograph of a damaged section of the Boardwalk that was slated for repairs, prior to the storm, and incorrect news reports at the time of the disaster. The hotel was a success and, in —06, he chose to expand the hotel and bought another parcel of land adjacent to his Marlborough House. The old Ambassador Hotel was purchased by Ramada in and was gutted to become the Tropicana Casino and Resort Atlantic City , only reusing the steelwork of the original building. Over the years, their original wood-frame structures would be enlarged, and even moved closer to the beach. The s, with tourism at its peak, are considered by many historians as Atlantic City's golden age. By year's end, when it was fully constructed, the United States Hotel was not only the first hotel in Atlantic City but also the largest in the nation. Soul food restaurants and ribs joints also lined Kentucky Avenue, including Wash's Restaurant , [47] Jerry's and Sap's. The convention and the press coverage it generated, however, cast a harsh light on Atlantic City, which by then was in the midst of a long period of economic decline. The car allowed them to come and go as they pleased, and many people would spend only a few days, rather than weeks. Since , Atlantic City has been the home of the Miss America pageant. The room Claridge was built by a partnership that included renowned Philadelphia contractor John McShain. National Collegiate Athletic Association and heard oral arguments in December The act was overturned, allowing New Jersey to move ahead with plans to implement legalized sports betting. Phil Murphy signed the legislation into law on June 11, , prompting several casino brands to launch sportsbooks , particularly in Atlantic City. The hotel was owned by the railroad. These hotels were not only impressive in size, but featured the most updated amenities, and were considered quite luxurious for their time. During Prohibition , which was enacted nationally in and lasted until , much liquor was consumed and gambling regularly took place in the back rooms of nightclubs and restaurants. It was during Prohibition that racketeer and political boss Enoch L. Of the many pre-casino resorts that bordered the boardwalk, only the Claridge, the Dennis, the Ritz-Carlton , and the Haddon Hall survive to this day as parts of Bally's Atlantic City , a condo complex, and Resorts Atlantic City. In an effort to make his new hotel a source of conversation, White hired the architectural firm of Price and McLanahan. In the early part of the 20th century, Atlantic City went through a radical building boom. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}In , the city had a population of 39, Atlantic City inspired the U. The s through the s were a heyday for nightclub entertainment. During this time, Atlantic City was led by mayor Edward L. On the north side, home to African Americans in the racially segregated city, a black entertainment district reigned on Kentucky Avenue.