Historic Cape May, New Jersey: The Summer City by the
Cape May began as Cape May Island, where families journeyed to enjoy wide white beaches and gentle surf during the early nineteenth century. With the advent of steamships and railroads, the quiet village soon became America's first seaside resort town. Despite its charm and elegance, visitors slowed in the 1880s, as a series of mysterious fires claimed some of its most beloved structures. As the twentieth century dawned, Cape May's failure to modernize ultimately became its salvation. By the 1960s, visitors were once again flocking to this seaside destination to enjoy its quaint Victorian charm. Experience the elegant Chalfonte Hotel, stately Congress Hall and the classic Cape May Boardwalk with local historian Emil Salvini.
- Brand: Brand: The History Press
- ASIN: 1609499093
Cape May (Images of America)
The seaside resort of Cape May was named for Dutchman Cornelis Mey, who sailed past this part of southeastern New Jersey in 1616. Originally known as Cape Island, the area was settled by a handful of English-speaking farmers and whalers in the 1690s. By 1776, it was advertised as a popular, healthy place for bathing in the ocean. The first boardinghouses were erected in the early 1800s, and by 1850, the town boasted nearly two dozen. Vacationers came from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and even the Deep South, many building summer cottages along the shore. The establishment of rail service in 1863 brought a new era of growth and even more hotels. Although a devastating fire in 1878 destroyed several of the oldest, they were soon replaced by new hotels and cottages boasting broad porches and eaves lavished with gingerbread trim. Today, most of Cape May City is a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its well-preserved collection of Victorian-era buildings. Cape May showcases the rich architectural and recreational heritage of this coastal New Jersey town.
- ASIN: 1467122793
Cape May Through Time (America Through
As early as 1776, the resort of Cape May in southern New Jersey was recognized as a popular, healthy place for bathing in the Atlantic Ocean. The hotels were boarding houses erected in the early 1800s, and by 1850 the town had nearly two dozen, all built of wood. The establishment of railroad service in 1863 brought a new era of growth and more fashionable hotels. Hailed as the "queen of seaside resorts," Cape May attracted tourists from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and even the Deep South, many who built summer cottages along the oceanfront. A devastating, 35-acre fire in 1878 destroyed seven hotels and more than thirty cottages in the heart of town, but they were quickly replaced with new ones adorned with broad porches and lavished with gingerbread trim. Today, most of the city is a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its well-preserved collection of Victorian-era buildings, considered the best assemblage east of the Mississippi River.
- ASIN: 1635000653
Cape May Point: Three Walking Tours of Historic Cottages (Schiffer
Whether you are visitor, vacationer, or resident, this tour book will be your indispensable guide to the history and charm of Cape May Point, New Jersey, as you stroll past its wonderful collection of nineteenth-century cottages.\nThree walking tours encompass more than 70 of Cape May Point\s earliest buildings - each illustrated in full color with engaging descriptions of their architectural features. Each tour is a delightful way to spend a leisurely hour or so.\nAdditionally, two-dozen rare photographs portray handsome houses that did not survive the ravages of development and storms that devastated one-fifth of the original community. Ten "top pick" contemporary homes are also featured and described.\nIf you cannot tell a baluster from a bargeboard, have no fear. The fully illustrated glossary interprets any professional jargon so that you will soon become knowledgeable about domestic Victorian architecture.\nCape May Point attracts many for its delightful cottages, intimate scale, gracious town plan, and preserved natural beauty. How did this combination happen? And what are the distinctive architectural results? This book will tell you and present the magic of Cape May Point. Read and explore.
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
- ASIN: 0764321080
Cape May's Gingerbread Gems
Sixty-five color images of summer cottages and guesthouses create a treasured souvenir for all who have visited New Jersey's southern cape, and an indispensable reference for anyone who loves Victorian Era architecture and exterior ornamentation.\nThis is a visual smorgasbord of Victorian architecture and ornamentation, adorned with sparkling coats of colorful paint. Gorgeous examples of Carpenter Gothic, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Edwardian, American Bracketed Villa, and Stick Styles are presented. Most date from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, and all are dripping with finely wrought wood bric-a-brac and ornaments. Includes work by celebrated architects Frank Furness, Samuel Sloan, and Stephen Decatur Button. This selection of summer cottages and guesthouses was drawn from one of the greatest collections of late 19th century buildings in the United States.
- ASIN: 0764321269
Wildwoods Houses Through Time (America Through
The Wildwoods are four boroughs on a South Jersey barrier island first settled in the late 1800s. Once known as Five Mile Beach, the wind-whipped forest and beaches transformed from fishing town to summer resort. Developers divided the ground into lots, hired architects to draw houses, and construction companies to build them. This all happened during an architectural transition period at the turn of the century, resulting in a diverse range of styles, from Victorian to Craftsman and Gothic to Colonial, many of which were as grand as those in Cape May. Although Wildwood's Victorian architecture was called noteworthy by architects, many homes were not appreciated or protected. Instead of being restored or renovated, they became run-down and were knocked down. But luckily, not all was lost. There are homeowners and developers who see potential in the Wildwoods' history and character. They accept the challenges of preservation, knowing the benefits it brings the community. These people are saving what makes the Wildwoods worth living in.
- ASIN: 1635000807
Cape May: Journal
FEATURES:Victorian Cape May Design 110 Pages (55 sheets - Front/Back)6" x 9"Blank Journal PaperSoft Matte CoverCAN BE USED FOR MANY THINGS:Goal PlannerNotesWords Of WisdomIdeasListsInspirational Quotes You LoveMAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR:BirthdaysChristmasGraduationShowersMother's DayCongratulatoryTeacher's Day
- ASIN: 1077037007
Cape May in Vintage Postcards (NJ) (Postcard History
When the twentieth century was young, visitors to Cape May knew exactly how to show the folks back home the attractions, accommodations, and ambiance of "the Nation's Oldest Seaside Resort": they sent a penny postcard. Publishers such as local entrepreneur Joseph K. Hand provided a vast choice of views, capturing white sands crowded with colorful tents and wool-suited bathers or beachfront hotels such as the Stockton, Lafayette, and Congress Hall. Popular postcards depicted amusement centers and nearby diversions: the Casino, Red Mill, Corinthian Yacht Club, Fun Factory, Convention Hall, and Cape May Point Lighthouse. Reprinted Victorian views of hotels destroyed by fire served as reminders of the resort's glory days. Real-photo cards chronicled newsworthy events including the creation of the harbor, construction of the huge Hotel Cape May, and the 1907 fire at the Iron Pier.
- Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
- ASIN: 0738537756
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea
- ASIN: B0028S3WIY
Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before
The revealing backstory of spaceflight before the establishment of NASA.NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. Breaking the Chains of Gravity looks at the evolving roots of America's space program--the scientific advances, the personalities, and the rivalries between the various arms of the United States military.America's space agency drew together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the U.S. Air Force, meanwhile, brought rocket technology into the world of manned flight. The road to NASA and successful spaceflight was paved by fascinating stories and characters. At the end of World War II, Wernher von Braun escaped Nazi Germany and came to America where he began developing missiles for the United States Army. Ten years after he created the V-2 missile, his Jupiter rocket was the only one capable of launching a satellite into orbit. NACA test pilots like Neil Armstrong flew cutting-edge aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere while Air Force pilots rode to the fringes of space in balloons to see how humans handled radiation at high altitude. After the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 195...
- Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing
- ASIN: 1472911172
- UPC: 787721940012
The Cape May Handbook
Basic Guide to the 19th century architectural styles and Gothic renewal, maintenance and building restoration on historic Cape May.
- Brand: Brand: Athenaeum of Philadelphia
- ASIN: B004UTDI2O
The Pirates of the New England Coast 1630-1730 (Dover
"Why did men go a-pirating, or 'on the account' as the pirates called it? The sailors said it was few ships and many men, hard work and small pay, long voyages, bad food and cruel commanders." — IntroductionWhatever their reasons, large numbers of pirates plied the waters off the coast of New England on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, plundering merchant vessels and often inflicting grievous injuries on captains, passengers, and crews.Now the grim saga of these maritime marauders comes to life in the pages of this meticulously researched study. Drawing on detailed information from documents in state archives, admiralty records, printed reports of trials, articles from contemporary newspapers and other sources, these accounts recall the infamous exploits of a murderous band of brigands: the notorious William Kidd; George Lowther, who captured 33 vessels in 17 months; Charles Harris, who was hanged at Newport with 25 of his crew; John Phillips, who became a pirate and died a gentleman; John Quelch and his crew, who were hanged at Boston and their gold distributed; as well as the sinister doings of Ned Low, Thomas Tew, Samuel Bellamy, William Fly, and others.Enhanced with nearly 50 contemporary engravings and rare maps, this exciting narrative will fascinate maritime his...
- ASIN: 0486290646
- UPC: 800759290642
Cape May Perspectives
‘Cape May, New Jersey, is one of America's most popular vacation destinations. Revisit, or experience for the first time, through 132 color images, the award-winning beach, outstanding Bed and Breakfasts, and the Victorian architecture. Frolic with tourists on the beach, and tour Cape May's only Victorian House Museum and the country's oldest continually operating lighthouse. The picturesque scenes capture Cape May through four seasons, including the sparkling lights and decorations at Christmas. Now the beach can be enjoyed any time of the year! This is a perfect souvenir for tourists and residents alike.’
- ASIN: 0764335049
Cape May Postcards
Victorian architecture, quaint streets, and beautiful beaches have made Cape May, New Jersey, a top tourist attraction for over a century. Forty full-color postcards capture the charm and essence of this picturesque town. Keep it as a souvenir book, detach and mail the postcards, or show them off in standard 5" x 7" frames. At forty cents per card, you won't find a better deal.
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
- ASIN: 0764323059
Cape Island A Novel of Historic Cape
- ASIN: B005XENYYC
Seashore seasonings: The flavor of historic Cape May County from ocean to
- ASIN: 0960832602
2020 Weekly Planner: Cape May, New Jersey (1944): Vintage Topo Map
Calling all map lovers! Looking for a planner that expresses your cartographic interest? This weekly planner for 2020 features a detailed section of a vintage USGS topographic map on the cover. Makes a great gift for the local history buff, too.
- ASIN: 1798832348
HISTORIC DENNISVILLE Cape May Count, New Jersey - a Walking
- ASIN: B00KURU0Y4
Historic Reproduction of Cape May(New Jersey) First Published by the West Jersey Railroad Company in
Facsimile Reproduction of the Original Booklet published in 1877
- ASIN: B000LTE08S
Cape May Bible Conference, Cape May, N. J: America's Oldest Seashore Resort and Historic Bible Conference (Classic
Excerpt from Cape May Bible Conference, Cape May, N. J: America's Oldest Seashore Resort and Historic Bible ConferenceChristian living in perilous times with the pressures of the world, and the disaffections among youth and many related problems call for counsel and comfort.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- ASIN: 0266091652