About this Site

This website is a work of the heart.   I am an information professional / web developer who has a great love for both historic architecture and Cape May, NJ.   I have been traveling there for vacations for more than 30 years.    I love to wander the streets and gaze at all the beautiful Victorian buildings.  I highly recommend a visit!

My main focus in my web work is creating online collections of images – mostly historic architecture, for non-profit organizations.   You can read about my work here:   informavore.com.

Even though I do love to photograph these buildings, the bulk of the “formal” collection on this site comes from public domain sources.   I would specifically like to credit the following:

  • Wikipedia’s information on historic Cape May, NJ
  • The photographer who goes by Smallbones on Wikipedia:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Smallbones
    This person shoots beautiful photos and dedicates them to the public domain.
  • The Library of Congress’ Historic American Building Survey.   “The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.”

This website is an attempt to bring to together various sources of public domain information about the historic architecture of Cape May, NJ and make it searchable and browsable by faceted taxonomies (categories describing different aspects of these buildings).  You can use search and browse widgets in the sidebar to explore the collection.

I will be adding my own informal photos of Cape May buildings in the Sightings section of this website.   These buildings will be added to the formal database section when/if information is found.  Otherwise, these buildings will only list addresses.

Cape May History is a work in progress. If you have any suggestions or input, please write to info@capemayhistory.com.

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