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Ocean City in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ocean City Tabernacle

Tower and Bells

 
 
Ocean City Tabernacle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2012
1. Ocean City Tabernacle Marker
Inscription. The tower and bells were dedicated to
the glory of God on June 14, 1998.

In 1893 the federal government commissioned a set of thirteen bells to provide the music for a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the United States Capital. Each of the bells represented on of the thirteen colonies.
Following their use in Washington, D.C. the the bells were purchased by George Holl and given to Camden’s First M.E. Church in memory of his parents, J. George and Catherine Holl.

Eventually the church closed and Cooper Hospital, located across the street, bought the property. So their full glory and beautiful tones could be restored, the hospital board made a gift of the bells to the Ocean City Tabernacle. Through the generosity of many friends of the Tabernacle, the bells have been restored by the Verdin Bell Company in Cincinnati.
 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 39° 16.917′ N, 74° 34.25′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker can be reached from East 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City NJ 08226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
The tower and bells image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2012
2. The tower and bells
flies. A different marker also named Ocean City Tabernacle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ocean City Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Ocean City Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sindia (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bay Avenue Night Life (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shipbuilding (approx. 2.4 miles away); Somers Mansion (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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