Saint Peter's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (Cape May Point, New Jersey)

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Saint Peter's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church
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Saint Peter's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (Cape May Point, New Jersey) is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
Saint Peter's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (Cape May Point, New Jersey)
Location Jct. of Ocean Avenue and Lake Drive, Cape May Point, New Jersey
Coordinates 38°56′3″N 74°58′0″W / 38.93417°N 74.96667°W / 38.93417; -74.96667Coordinates: 38°56′3″N 74°58′0″W / 38.93417°N 74.96667°W / 38.93417; -74.96667
Area less than one acre
Built 1876
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 95000978[1]
NJRHP # 2804[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 3, 1995
Designated NJRHP June 15, 1995

Saint Peter's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, known locally as The Gingerbread Church[3] is an historic church at the junction of Ocean Avenue and Lake Drive in Cape May Point, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Originally built for Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition, it was moved to Cape May Point in 1879. The church has been moved four times since, first to get a cooler location closer to the shore, then, as the shoreline retreated, to safer locations away from the shore. It is now near the original site, and much closer to the shore.[4][5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Cape May County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. March 1, 2011. p. 2. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Jordan, Joe (2004). Cape May Point: Three Walking Tours of Historic Cottages. Atglen, PA, USA: Schiffer. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-7643-2108-5. 
  4. ^ National Park Service, Resorts & Recreation Chapter III, Religious Resorts, accessed June 24, 2010
  5. ^ DeMasters, Karen (16 July 2000). "ON THE MAP; Even if the Sermon Isn't Moving, the Church Is". New York Times. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 

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