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Wanamaker Hall, East End & Van Sant Avenues, Island Heights, Ocean County, NJ



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Location
East End & Van Sant Avenues, Island Heights, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NJ-1144
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1984
Significance: John Wanamaker built this recreation hall as the central structure of a summer camp serving young employees from his Philadelphia and New York stores. This miltiary-style camp was an innovation in employer paternalism.

Related Names
Wanamaker, John
Wanamaker's Department Store
John Wanamaker Commercial Institute


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF STRUCTURE LOOKING WEST


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