Church of the Redeemer (Longport, New Jersey)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Church of the Redeemer
Redeemer Longport NJ.jpg
In June, 2011
Church of the Redeemer (Longport, New Jersey) is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Church of the Redeemer (Longport, New Jersey)
Church of the Redeemer (Longport, New Jersey) is located in New Jersey
Church of the Redeemer (Longport, New Jersey)
Church of the Redeemer (Longport, New Jersey) is located in the US
Church of the Redeemer (Longport, New Jersey)
Location 20th and Atlantic Avenues, Longport, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°18′34″N 74°31′51″W / 39.30944°N 74.53083°W / 39.30944; -74.53083Coordinates: 39°18′34″N 74°31′51″W / 39.30944°N 74.53083°W / 39.30944; -74.53083
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built 1908
Architect Duhring, Okie & Ziegler
W. S. Higbee, builder
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 92001179[1]
NJRHP # [2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 10, 1992
Designated NJRHP July 7, 1992

Church of the Redeemer, built in 1908, was a historic church at 20th and Atlantic Avenues in Longport, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. It suffered a catastrophic fire in June 2012, and was demolished. A re-creation of the church is under construction and scheduled to open in June 2014.[3]

Designed by the firm of Duhring, Okie & Ziegler, the building likely was the work of architect H. Louis Duhring, Jr. Duhring's father was a prominent Episcopal minister in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a friend of Joseph P. Remington, the donor of the land for the church.[4]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It was heavily damaged in a fire on June 30, 2012.[5] The fire was thought to be started when the church was struck by lightning from a storm connected with the June 2012 North American derecho severe-weather event. The surviving structure was deemed unsafe and demolished on July 2, 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Atlantic County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. June 2, 2011. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2006. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Amy S. Rosenberg, "Bringing back landmark N.J. church brought low by storm," The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Karen DeRosa, NRHP Nomination, Church of the Redeemer, Atlantic County, New Jersey, 1992.
  5. ^ Weekend storms cause fire at historic church in New Jersey from CBS3.