Seagars, at 411 Washington Street, and Brown’s Millinery and Dry Goods. This is the block where Beach Bums and Casale’s stand today. Based on the car out front, we estimate this photograph is approximately 90 years old.
The Cape May Daily Wave office stood at 512 Washington Street (where Kohr Bros and Coldwell Banker are today). According to the Library of Congress, the Daily Wave published from July 1865 to 1907, under publisher C.S. Magrath. [source]
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.
Cape May Point rejoices in being quirky, quaint – but authentic– and off the beaten path.
The Laudemans: Still making waves in fishing