1. Then and Now: The Impact of Urban Renewal

    Text by | Published May 1st, 2013 in Cape MayCape May MagazineRestoration and Preservation

    Even for people who have been in Cape May for generations, the Cape May of just 50 years ago is a real juxtaposition with today’s town.

  2. One Woman’s Legacy

    Text by | Published January 1st, 2013 in Cape May IconsCape May MagazinePeopleRestoration and Preservation

    A one-woman-led fight for preservation put Cape May on the road to becoming the town we know today.

  3. Doo Wop in living color

    Text by | Published October 1st, 2012 in Cape May MagazineRestoration and Preservation

    Exploring Wildwood’s iconic ’50s and ’60s style architecture.

  4. East Cape May Spanish Style

    Text by | Published May 7th, 2012 in B&BsCape May MagazineHistoric BuildingsRestoration and Preservation

    If the vision of one of East Cape May’s founders had caught on, homes on Beach Avenue east of Madison might have looked more Spanish Mission style today than Victorian.

  5. The Cherry House

    Text by | Published January 1st, 2012 in Historic BuildingsHouse DetectiveRestoration and Preservation

    The house, or parts of it, is old for sure. But there are some odd quirks in the old girl’s history.

  6. The Grey Ghost

    Text by | Published November 1st, 2011 in Cape May MagazineCape May PointHistoric BuildingsRestoration and Preservation

    It is a summer place. But as the days shorten, the shadows lengthen and waters turn steely, the Grey Ghost in all of her high Victorian Gothic elegance takes hold of the landscape and reigns over land’s end where the ocean and bay meet. Lofty dunes thrown up by winds and storms protect the Grey […]

  7. The Passing of the Christian Admiral

    Text by | Published July 1st, 2010 in ArchitectureCape IslandCape MayHistoric BuildingsHotelsRestoration and Preservation

    From the beginning, the Hotel Cape May was doomed. It opened in 1908, several years behind schedule and 100 percent over budget – its final cost of $1 million was nearly unimaginable in those days.

  8. Belle of the Ball

    Text by | Published October 1st, 2009 in ArchitectureB&BsCape MayHistoric BuildingsHotelsRestoration and Preservation

    The notion of southern hospitality has long held a special place in the American psyche. So it should surprise no one (okay, maybe a few of you) that one of Cape May’s most notable landmarks is the Southern Mansion, a structure that, like Cape May, the South, and even America itself, has survived tough times only to come back stronger than ever.

  9. The First Lady of Stained Glass

    Text by | Published December 1st, 2008 in Cape May MagazineRestoration and Preservation

    Text by Karen Fox. Photographs by Dottie Rogers. The original article, Jewels of Cape May, first appeared in Cape May Magazine, Winter 2007. There’s a special glow this holiday season at Cape May’s First Presbyterian Church. The congregation is celebrating the restoration of the church’s 110-year-old stained glass windows. Thirty five windows, including massive 17-by-17 foot Gothic arches, […]

  10. Cape May’s Grande Dame: The Chalfonte Hotel

    Text by | Published September 1st, 2008 in Historic BuildingsHotelsRestoration and Preservation

    Cape May’s 132-year-old Grande Dame has been sold. The venerable Chalfonte Hotel on Howard Street, known for its wrap-around porches and Southern comfort, has changed hands, but fear not, it has not gone into the hands of strangers. Bob Mullock, longtime Cape May resident and owner of Cape May National Golf Club, became the hotel’s […]