Historic Cape May Point House To Be Torn Down
Cape May Point could be losing a piece of history by the end of this month. It was announced earlier this week that 310 Cape Avenue will be torn down for new construction.
Historians are saying that 310 Cape Avenue is one of the oldest homes in Cape May Point. The historical records place the house being built was in 1820. It is said that at one point it was a hiding place for the underground railroad.
The home itself had been moved in the past to save it but this time it looks like it will meet it’s fate as there is little time to get enough funding and support to save this piece of history.
The one thing that stands out from Cape May and West Cape is that they have Historic Preservation Commissions with rules and guidelines but Cape May Point does not.
The owners of the property, who like in Maryland, are allowing some of the pieces of the house to be salvaged.
This is the second property in Cape May Point that will slip into history. Last October we announced that the Cape May’s St. Mary’s is going to get demolished in the future.
In 2016 the sisters of Saint Mary by-the-Sea had announced that they no longer needed the house. With the decreasing number of Sisters and the upkeep of the building it has serviced it’s purpose. The sisters plan to use the building until 2021 and then return it back to nature.
We filmed a drone video of St. Mary’s a few months ago. Check it out below.
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