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Shoreham Hotel, Lincoln & Lehigh Avenues, Cape May Point, Cape May County, NJ
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Lincoln & Lehigh Avenues, Cape May Point, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NJ-1115
Building/structure dates: 1889 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Significance: This building was constructed in 1889 as the Shoreham Hotel. In design, it was more closely related to 1840s style hotels, reflecting the architectural (and social) conservatism of Cape May in competition with other shore resorts such as Atlantic City. The exterior, guest rooms, and corridors remain quite unaltered, because of light use, continuity in ownership, owner's low budget, and respect for relatively spartan conditions of an 1890s hotel.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST SIDE LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST SIDE COURTYARD LOOKING WEST
3. VIEW OF EAST SIDE COURTYARD, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM UNDER FIRST FLOOR VERANDA
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