Cape May County

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Historic Places

 

Cape May County Historical & Geneological Society
504 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
609-465-3535

 

Avalon Life Saving Station
76 W. 15th Street
Avalon, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Built in 1894 and now known as the Avalon Coast Guard Station #131.

J Thompson Baker House
3008 Atlantic Avenue
Wildwood, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Built in 1909 and now serves as the home of the Wildwood Civic Club.

Battery 223
Located on the beach at Cape May State Park
Lower Township, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Built just before WWII in 1942 and was covered by earth, sand,
and sod. Worked in conjunction with batteries at Lewes,
Delaware to control the entrance to Delaware Bay from
enemy ships with its terret guns.

 

Thomas Beesley Jr House
605 Route 9 North
Cape May Courthouse, NJ

Built around 1870. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Thomas Beesley Sr House
12 Beesley Place
Beesley's Point
Upper Township, NJ

Built in 1816. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

 

Calvary Baptist Church
Seaville Road
Ocean View, NJ

Built in 1855 and still used for services. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)


Cape May Historic District

An area of 380 acres with 600 buildings. Some noteable buildings are:

George Allen House
720 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1863 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Arlington Hotel
Grant and North Streets
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1878 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Atlantic Terrace House
20 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ

Built 1891-1892 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Baltimore Hotel
644 Hughes Street
Cape May, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Built around 1867 and established in 1896 by the Episcopal Church as the Girls Friendly Society.


George Boyd House
1501 Beach Drive
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1911. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)


Charles Burns House
929-931 Beach Drive
Cape May, NJ

Built 1881-1882 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Cape Island Presbyterian Church
417 Lafayette Street
Cape May, NJ

Built 1853 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Cape Island Baptist Church
Columbia Avenue and Gurney Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1916 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

John B McCreary House
Gurney and Columbia Street
Cape May, NJ

Built 1869-1870 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

St John's Episcopal Church
Washington and Franklin Street
Cape May, NJ

(Courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Built 1867-1868

Carroll Villa
19 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Built 1882 with additions in 1892 and 1895

Chalfonte Hotel
Howard and Sewell Street
Cape May, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
The Hotel was built in 1876 by Civil War Colonel Henry Sawyer
and was originally planned as a boarding house.
Sawyer’s Chalfonte underwent most of its expansion
between 1876 and 1909, and the present footprint is much
as it was in 1909.

Colonial Hotel
Beach Drive near Ocean and Gurney
Cape May, NJ

Built 1894-1895 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Cook's Villa
9 Perry Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1879 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

JR Evans House
207 Congress Place
Cape May, NJ

Built 1882-1883 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Denizot's Ocean View House
Decatur and Beach Avenues
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1879 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

First Baptist Church
727-731 Franklin Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1879 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)


Charles Ferguson Residence
101 South Lafayette Street
Cape May, NJ

Built 1870-1871 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Ebbit House
25 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1879 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Nelson Z Graves House
1117 New Jersey Avenue
Cape May, NJ

Built 1912 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Christopher Gallagher Home
45 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ

Built 1882-1883 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Joseph Hanes House
206 Perry Street
Cape May, NJ

Built 1879-1880 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

John T Hewitt House
1311 New Jersey Avenue
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1914 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

George Hildreth House
17 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1882 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

James Hildreth House
815 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1885 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Dr Henry Hunt House
209 Congress Place
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1881 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Jackson's Club House
635 Columbia Avenue
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1872 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Eldridge Johnson House
33 Perry Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1882 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Joseph Lewis House
819 Beach Drive
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1870 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Macomber Hotel
Beach Drive and Howard Street
Cape May, NJ

Built around 1919 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Marshallville School
720 Rt 9 S
Cape May, NJ 08204

(Photo courtesy of hcsv.org )

This small, one-room schoolhouse was probably erected
around 1850 and is typical of the schools built in the first half
of the 19th century throughout America, having little architectural
establishment and a simple floor plan.  It originally served
the children in Marshallville, a small town formed around a
glass window factory that operated there from 1814 to the
late 1800s.

New Jersey Trust and Safe Deposit Box
526 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1895 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

St Mary's Catholic Church
Washington Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1911 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Peter Shields House
1301 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1906 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Selina Slaymaker House
11 North Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1877 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Star Villa
1300 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1884 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

John Tack Residence
715 Columbia Avenue
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1872 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Henry Tatham House (Stockton Manor)
805 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1872 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Dr Ware's Drugstore
Ocean and Columbia Streets
Cape May, NJ

Built 1876 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

J Stratton Ware House
653 Hughes Street
Cape May, NJ

Built in 1868 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)


Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May State Park
Lighthouse Avenue
Cape May, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Built in 1859 and was automated in 1946,
and continues operation to this day.


Caribbean Motel
5600 Ocean Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ

Built in 1958 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)


Owen Coachman House
1019 Batts Lane
Lower Township, NJ

Built in 1846 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Cold Spring Grange Hall
720 Seashore Road
Lower Township, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Built in 1912. The Grange Hall is at the entrance of Historic
Cold Spring Village and is run as a restaurant.


Cold Spring Presbyterian Church
Lower Township, NJ


Founded in 1714 and rebuilt in 1823 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)


Dennisville United Methodist Church
Main Street
Dennisville, NJ

Built in 1869 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Joseph Falkinburg House
922 Delsea Drive
South Dennis, NJ


Built in 1805 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Fishing Creek Schoolhouse
2102 Bayshore Road
Villas, Lower Township, NJ


(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Built in 1888 on land that was donated from the Matthews
family farm. Many of those who aided in the construction
of the one-room schoolhouse were veterans of the Civil War.
The Fishing Creek School served as the only school in the
area until 1921 when some students were sent to the
Cold Spring Academy.

The Flanders Hotel
719 East 11th Street
Ocean City, NJ

Built in 1923 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

 

John Wesley Gandy House
Upper Township, NJ

Built in 1815 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Hereford Lighthouse
First and Central Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ


Built in 1874 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Geoge Hildreth House
731 Seashore Road
Lower Township, NJ

Built in 1850 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

John Holmes House
Route 9
Cape May Courthouse, Middle Township, NJ


Built in 1755 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

 

Thomas Leaming House
1845 Route 9 North
Middle Township, NJ

Built in 1706 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

 

Ocean City City Hall
9th Street and Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ

Built in 1914 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

 

Ocean City Tenth Street Station
Between 9th and 10th Streets
Ocean City, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

The station was built in 1898 by the Ocean City Railroad,
which was acquired by the Atlantic City Railroad in 1901,
and later by the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines.
Trains last served the station in August 1981, when service
was cancelled due to poor track conditions and limited
funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Tenth Street Station was added to the National Register of
Historic Places on June 22, 1984. It is now known as the
Ocean City Transportation Center.

 

Old Cape May County Courthouse Building
North Main Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

Built in 1848 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

 

Jonathan Pyne House
Off New England Road
Cape May, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Built 1694. Area was settled by Europeans from Massachusetts
and Long Island (fishermen and whalers) so this is one of
the oldest buildings in the New Jersey.

 

Rio Grande Station
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Lower Township, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

The station was built in 1894 by the West Jersey Railroad in
nearby Rio Grande, New Jersey. Subsequently the station
served passengers on the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore
Lines. The Rio Grande Station was donated to Cold Spring
Village, a history museum in Lower Township, and it was
moved to the museum site in 1975. It now operates as a
seasonal heritage railroad station for the Cape May
Seashore Lines. The station was added to the National
Register of Historic Places on February 13, 2007.

 

St Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church
Ocean Avenue and Lake Drive
Cape May Point, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

It was originally built for Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition,
then moved to Cape May Point in 1879. The church has been
moved four times since, first to get a cooler location closer
to the shore, then, as the shoreline retreated, to safer locations
away from the shore. It is now near the original site, and much
closer to the shore.

 

TBM-3E "Avenger" Torpedo Bomber Warplane
500 Forestial Road
Cape May Airport, Lower Township, NJ


(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

This was a US Navy Torpedo plane in WWII. It is one of 7
airplanes on the NRHP.

 

Tuckahoe Train Station
Railroad Ave & Mill Road
Upper Township, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
The Tuckahoe Train Station was built in 1894, once a stop
between Philadephia and Cape May, it was added to the
National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

 

William S Townsend House
96 Delsea Avenue
Dennisville, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
The house was built in 1811 and added to the National
Register of Historic Places on April 5, 1984. The house
was the home of William S. Townsend, a prominent merchant,
farmer, and community leader in Dennisville. The house is
part of a well-preserved complex, which includes several
outbuildings.

 

US Life-Saving Station No. 35
11617 2nd Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Built in 1895. "Life saving" refers to saving the lives of
the crew of commercial boats in the 1800s from shipwreck.

 

Whilldin-Miller House
416 South Broadway
West Cape May, NJ

Built in 1860 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)



Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue
612 Washington Avenue
Woodbine, NJ

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)

Built in the late 1890's by Russian Jews fleeing groups that
were violent toward their religion in Russia. Each brick was
hand made by locals.

 


 


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