Cape May New Jersey USA
Cape May began hosting vacationers from Philadelphia in the mid 18th century and is recognized by the United States government as the country’s oldest seaside resort. Is noted for its large number of well-maintained Victorian houses and has the second largest collection of such homes in the nation after San Francisco. In 1976, the entire city of Cape May was officially designated a National Historic Landmark.
Seen here it a large toy soldier standing guard at Congress Hall. The large yellow building was constructed in 1816 as a boarding house for guests at the new seaside resort of Cape May; and the proprietor, Thomas H. Hughes, called it “The Big House.” Locals, thinking it too big to be successful, called it "Tommy’s Folly. In 1828, when Hughes was elected to the House of Representatives, he changed the name of his hotel to Congress Hall. Congress Hall burned to the ground in Cape May’s Great Fire of 1878, but within a year, its owners had rebuilt the hotel out of brick.
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National Register of Historic Places :
Cape May Historic District (added 1970 District #70000383)
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