Town of Ocean City, State Highway 52 at County Road 619, Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ
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State Highway 52 at County Road 619, Ocean City, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NJ-1035
Building/structure dates: 1879
Significance: The Methodist resort of Ocean City was founded in the late 1870s during a period of religious revival, advocating family values and temperance. Simultaneous to its religious beginnings, the town's first boardwalk was built, spurring a long tradition of ocean front amusements. Though the aura of religious inspiration is no longer present, Ocean City is still a dry town that prides itself on maintaining a "family resort" image.
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