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South Seaville Methodist Camp Meeting Grounds, Dennisville Road, West of U.S. Highway 9, South Seaville, Cape May County, NJ



B&W Photos

HB832224
General View Of Wesley Park Facing North, Showing South Facade Of Auditorium, West Facades Of Cottages (nos

HB832225
General Perspective View Facing East, Showing West Facades Of Wesley Park Cottages (nos

HB832226
General Perspective View Facing West, Showing East Sides Of Wesley Park Cottages (nos


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Item Title


Location
West of U.S. Highway 9, South%252BSeaville, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NJ-1049
Building/structure dates: 1863
Significance: South Seaville, the first Methodist camp meeting-based resort in New Jersey, was established between 1863 and 1864 during the post Civil War revival of Christian enthusiasm for rustic retreats. Its settlement began a legacy of religious resorts in New Jersey.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF WESLEY PARK FACING NORTH, SHOWING SOUTH FACADE OF AUDITORIUM, WEST FACADES OF COTTAGES (Nos. 84-89, see site plan included with historical data), AND SOUTH FACADES OF COTTAGES ON MORRIS AVENUE (in background)
2. GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW FACING EAST, SHOWING WEST FACADES OF WESLEY PARK COTTAGES (Nos. 84-89)
3. GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW FACING WEST, SHOWING EAST SIDES OF WESLEY PARK COTTAGES (Nos. 84-89), AND SOUTH SIDE OF COTTAGE NO. 23 (far right of photograph)


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