Wanamaker Hall, East End & Van Sant Avenues, Island Heights, Ocean County, NJ
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East End & Van Sant Avenues, Island Heights, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
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.
Wanamaker's Department Store
John Wanamaker Commercial Institute
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF STRUCTURE LOOKING WEST
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