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The Somers Mansion (1725) - Somers Point, NJ
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N 39° 18.565 W 074° 35.900
18S E 534629 N 4351190
Quick Description: Somers Mansion was built around 1725 by Richard Somers, the son of an early settler. The three-story brick dwelling, the oldest house in Atlantic County, contains 18th-century furnishings. Maintained and operated by NJ DEP, Parks & Forestry.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 4:37:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM3R6Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T A G
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Long Description:
Historical Societies and Museums
(609) 927-2212
1000 Shore Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244

Call for hours. Admission is free.

Somers Point

Opposite Ocean City lays the town of Somers Point, located on the mainland side of Great Egg Harbor Bay. Offering several bay beaches with bathhouses, a baby beach, fishing, picnicking and rafting, Somers Point is also home to the oldest house in Atlantic County, the Somers Mansion. Built in 1725, this historic home belonged to the area's founder and harbormaster, John Somers. This site is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was listed on the NRHP in 1970

Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1725

Additional Dates of Construction:
New Jersey took ownership of the Somers Mansion in 1941, and began an extensive restoration

Architectural Period/Style: Flemish-bond pattern

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
1. Ten rooms that were added during the Victorian era 2. The Somers Mansion is the oldest intact house in Atlantic County and owned by the same family for over 200 years.

Listed Building Status (if applicable): National Register of Historic Places

Main Material of Construction: Brick

Private/Public Access: Public Access

Related Website: [Web Link]


Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Admission Fee (if applicable): Not Listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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