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Town of Atlantic City, North end of Absecon Island, South of Absecon Chan, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ



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HB831859

HB831860


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Item Title


Location
South of Absecon Chan, Atlantic City, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NJ-1033
Building/structure dates: 1815
Significance: Atlantic City, the most famous of the speculative New Jersey resorts, conceived in the 1850s, was the first resort created in conglomeration with the railroad industry and signaled the opening of the shore to extensive growth. The support of railroad investors and local manufacturers made possible the construction of Camden and Atlantic railroad in order to create the ideal resort. While Atlantic City has become analogous with the "boardwalk" resort, today the boardwalk is lined with glitzy casinos, amidst a contrasting destitute urban community.

Subjects
Cities & Towns
Resorts


Related Names
Leeds, Jeremiah
Osborne, Richard
Pitney, Dr. Thornton


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF TOWN OF ATLANTIC CITY, LOOKING NORTH FROM NINTH FLOOR OF CEASAR'S PARKING GARAGE ON KENTUCKY AVENUE
2. HOUSE AT 101 AMHERST, GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTH FRONT LOOKING NORTHEAST
View of house between two casinos


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