Town of Longport, South end of Absecon Island on County Road 629, Longport, Atlantic County, NJ
South end of Absecon Island on County Road 629, Longport, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NJ-1034
Building/structure dates: 1882
Significance: The Borough of Longport, incorporated in 1898, belong to that category of seaside resort towns that were established by developers during the late 19th century, after the areas were opened up by the railroads. While the other Absecon Island coomunities-- Margate and Ventor, located just south of Atlantic City-- were originally part of Atlantic City sharing the same developmental history, Longport the smallest and most southern of the towns on Absecon Island, developed independently. Today, Atlantic City has subsumed the island, claiming Longport as a suburb.
Cities & Towns
McCullough, M. S.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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