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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Shopping at the Cape May Antiques Center

Cape May Antiques Center in New Jersey

If you enjoy shopping for antiques or handcrafted one-of-a-kind items and collectibles, you'll want to check out the Cape May Antiques Center located at 1228 Route 109 in Cape May, New Jersey. You'll find several antique stores and malls in the area...but this one happens to be our favorite. It's open year round, hours of operation do vary.

Inside the center you'll find hundreds of different booths with one central check-out which makes it nice. You'll find antique furniture, garden items, home decor, dishware, collectibles, toys & games, clothing and accessories, jewelry, lighting, and more! All items are clearly priced.
Cape May Antiques Center in New Jersey

Every time we're down in the area we stop in for a visit and every time I end up purchasing a few items. During the most recent shopping trip I picked up an antique side table (refinished into a coastal color) for my wife and a few collectibles for myself. What you don't find at this center...is junk! Everything nicely displayed. 

Unfamiliar with the area? If you're entering the city from route 9 or the Garden State Parkway it's not far after you cross the bridge and sits on the left hand side of the road. It's a gray cement building and clearly marked. Free parking is located on the left side of the building. 

Saturday, January 21, 2023

2nd Ward Fire Station Historical Marker in North Wildwood

Historical markers can be found in all 50 states and contain important information about our country's history. Some of the history displayed on these markers are national while other's point out local historical facts. Every time we travel, especially when on a road trip we seek out these markers and document the ones that we find as part of our waymarking records.

While down in North Wildwood in New Jersey we came across a brand new historical marker in the borough of North Wildwood. It's located right in front of Bubba's Liquor Store. Here's the information contained on it.
2nd Ward Fire Station Historical Marker in North Wildwood

Borough of North Wildwood 1906-1917

2nd Ward Fire Station

On March 1, 1907 citizens of the southern part of the Borough petitioned Council for fire protection in their neighborhoods. The headquarters of North Wildwood Fire Company No. 1, built on this site, was completed in December 1907. The building served as the 2nd Ward Firehouse until 1928 when the Company moved to 15th & Central Avenues. Morrow's Cafe and later Woody's Bar occupied the former Firehouse until it was razed in 2019.

City of North Wildwood, New Jersey. 

If you're going to visiting the island you can find hundreds of posts, reviews, articles, and photographs all on Wildwood in New Jersey...right here on our blog.