Somers Point in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The three story brick home is constructed in the Flemish Bond Pattern---a style of brick laying that alternates headers (short ends of bricks) and stretchers (along sides of bricks) in a single course. One of the building’s outstanding features is the gambrel roof. Thought to have been constructed by a local shipwright, it resembles the upturned hull of a ship.
Through the years the house was expanded, more than doubling in size. It continued to be owned by generations of the Somers family until 1937 when it was deeded to the State of New Jersey as a lasting tribute to the original Somers family. At the family’s behest, it was restored to its original appearance. This was undertaken with assistance from the Works Progress Administration and dedicated in September 26, 1942.
Erected by NJ Department of Environmental Protection*Division
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1944.
Location. 39° 18.582′ N, 74° 35.886′ W. Marker is in Somers Point, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on Shore Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somers Point NJ 08244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Getting Around Somers Point (here, next to this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); Bay Avenue Night Life (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War Memorial Bridge (about 700 feet away); World War Memorial Bridge across Great Egg Harbor Bay (about 800 feet away); World War Memorial Bridge Across Great Egg Harbor Bay (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named World War Memorial Bridge (about 800 feet away); The Anchorage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somers Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 7. submitted on April 12, 2013. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.