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Photo Find: Where in Freehold is This Funky Roof?

Tell us where you can find this wild architecture and share some information about the business it represents in the comments.

This roof is pretty amazing and can be seen by drivers passing through Freehold. This structure with black and white checkers and funky shape stands above a building that hundreds of people go in and out of everyday.

Do you know where this outrageous roof is located?

If you have raised the roof in this building and know where this photo is from, tell us in comments. Bonus points if you can tell us some history or interesting information about the business it represents.

Answer to Photo Find 4/15

displayed the Freehold icon that represents located on Park Ave. in Freehold Borough. 

Seven Patch readers got the answer correct.

shared a lot of sweet history in the comments section. Below is a list of facts he shared:

  • Old Monmouth Candies was started in 1898 by Maurice Foosaner and a partner named Harris under the label "The Famous Home Made Peanut Brittle," still a favorite product of Old Monmouth Candies.
  • Later it became "Foosey's Famous Home Made Original Cris-P-nut Candy," made by Maurice Foosnaner alone.
  • The firm early on registered a trade mark of a woman in Colonial costume stirring a kettle over an open hearth stone fire place, with the slogan "So different from the ordinary."
  • Their cans, patented on January 30, 1923, were manufactured by the Passaic Metal Ware Co., of Passaic, NJ. Subsequent owners included Dey & Prest, who renamed the company "Old Monmouth Peanut Brittle."
  • An advertising card from the 1940s claimed "We Love to Mail Candy to You." It offered a one pound can of peanut brittle or a one pound can of walnut brittle, both sent for $2.00 postage prepaid. A one-pound can of peanut brittle alone cost 85 cents, a 2 pound can of peanut brittle $1.65.
  • It came from Old Monmouth Peanut Brittle Co., Park Avenue, Route 33, Freehold, N. J.
  • The building has been enlarged since the advertising card was issued, but the show room remains the same. The Prest family continues to own the company today. It has branched out into a full line of chocolates and other sweet confections.
  • Peanut Brittle remains a favorite product.

Thank you to all who submitted answers!

Think you can stump your fellow Freehold residents? Upload a Photo Find picture to this story or email it to Freehold Patch Local Editor Noel Aliseo at noel.aliseo@patch.com.

m April 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM
WoW
l April 22, 2012 at 09:10 PM
My gym-which I haven't visited lately-WOW-Workout World on Rt 9 by Burlington-used to be a movie theater!
Joseph W. April 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Yes, this is the corner of the roof of Work Out World on Rt. 9 North in the Burlington Coat Factory mall. It was once an independent theater before being renovated to a gym. As a movie theater, it featured three screens. The last movie I saw there was "Shakespeare in Love," which certainly dates me! To this day, the interior space of the gym is divided into three large spaces, reflecting its movie house past. The projection areas are now a cardio deck, the spin studio, and the womens' section, all on the second floor.
erica salzano April 23, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Instantly recognized as Work out World on Rt 9 in Freehold. Near the Vitamin Store and Burlington Coat Factory. I have been a member of this Gym since it opened many years ago, as it is one of the few gyms around with a women's only section. WOW is not only known or recognizable from the funky roof, it is also known by the car magnets and bumper stickers that say "jersey strong" - Every one knows WOW!
Lori Cuffari April 23, 2012 at 06:59 PM
WOW
Richard Berger April 24, 2012 at 02:18 AM
The last movie I saw there was the Tales from the Crypt "Demon Night" I think Denni Miller was in it.

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