John Holmes House
John Holmes House
John Holmes House in 2010.
|Location||504 N. U.S. 9, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, New Jersey|
|Area||2.5 acres (1.0 ha)|
|Built||1704 & 1830|
|Architectural style||Georgian, Vernacular Georgian|
|NRHP Reference #||79001481|
|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
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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "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.
- Cape May County Museum - official site
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