John Holmes House

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John Holmes House
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John Holmes House in 2010.
John Holmes House is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
John Holmes House
Location 504 N. U.S. 9, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°5′46″N 74°48′48″W / 39.09611°N 74.81333°W / 39.09611; -74.81333Coordinates: 39°5′46″N 74°48′48″W / 39.09611°N 74.81333°W / 39.09611; -74.81333
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1704 & 1830
Architectural style Georgian, Vernacular Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79001481[1]
NJRHP # 1004[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 12, 1979
Designated NJRHP March 29, 1979

John Holmes House, also known as the Cresse-Holmes House, is located in the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. The house was originally thought to be built in 1755 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 12, 1979. Later research has shown the date of the oldest part of the house to be 1704, built by John Cresse. The "newer" portion of the house was built by Robert Morris Holmes, son of John Holmes, in 1830.

Museum of Cape May County[edit]

The house is now operated as the Museum of Cape May County, and features an 18th-century period kitchen, bedroom and 1830 dining room and a Victorian sitting room. Other exhibits include a doctor's room, a military room, Native American room and maritime artifacts.

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  1. ^ "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" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 6. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 

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