Near Wantage in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The High Point Inn 1890 ~ 1910
to every lover of Nature's handiwork.
~ The Sussex Independent (July 11, 1890)
~ In the spring of 1890, Charles St. John, a businessman and newspaper publisher from Port Jervis, New York, built the High Point Inn, and it opened in June of that year. It stood on this bluff overlooking Lake Marcia, offering views of both the summit above and the Delaware River Valley below.
~ At this grand hotel, vacationers played croquet, lawn tennis, cards, and billiards. They danced to the Inn's resident orchestra and went swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking.
~ Although its remote location made access to the Inn difficult, it operated for almost twenty years. Ultimately, however, St. John was forced to file for bankruptcy and the Inn became the property of the National Bank of Port Jervis.
[Photo caption reads] Postcards and brochures from the High Point Inn from 1900 to 1910.
Erected by New Jersey State Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 41° 19.062′ N, 74° 40.141′ W. Marker is near Wantage, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is in High Point State Park, on the former location of the mansion/inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1480 NY Route 23 (Park Office address), Sussex NJ 07461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Life of the Inn & Mansion 1890 ~ 1996 (here, next to this marker); The Inn Transformed 1910 ~ 1923 (here, next to this marker); The Heart of the Park 1923 ~ 1950 (here, next to this marker); High Point: An Early Haven for Sightseers & Sportsmen (a few steps from this marker); The Gift of a State Park (a few steps from this marker); Public Parks: Refuge & Recreation for All (a few steps from this marker); The Kuser Lodge: An Inn, A Mansion, A Museum (a few steps from this marker); To the South (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wantage.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker replaced High Point: An Early Haven for Sightseers & Sportsmen
Also see . . . High Point State Park Overview. (Submitted on July 16, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.