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

The Ocean City Historic District

 
 
The Ocean City Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. The Ocean City Historic District Marker
Inscription. The District, bounded by 3rd and 8th Streets and Central to Ocean Avenues, has been placed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

On October 20, 1879, Simon Lake, Ezra B. Lake, S. Wesley Lake, James E. Lake, William Burrell and William B. Wood, met to dedicate this island as a Christian seaside resort and to incorporate the Ocean City Association. By October 1880, a total of forty-eight buildings had been constructed around a prayer meeting area bounded by 5th and 6th Streets and Wesley and Asbury Avenues.

Many more structures were erected during the 1880ís and 1890ís that reflected the Victorian architecture popular during the era. Many of these buildings still stand and make up our historic district.
 
Location. 39° 17.017′ N, 74° 33.946′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and E. 3rd Street on Ocean Avenue. 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 flies. A different marker also named The Ocean City Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ocean City Tabernacle

The Ocean City Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. The Ocean City Historic District Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Sindia (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bay Avenue Night Life (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shipbuilding (approx. 2.4 miles away); Somers Mansion (approx. 2.5 miles away); Getting Around Somers Point (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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