Friday, November 16, 2007

Jonathan Pitney House, Absecon, New Jersey

Located on Shore Road in Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey, along the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail is one of South Jersey's treasures.

Named after the doctor who lived here. In 1833 Jonathan Pitney purchased the house (it was probably built by Samuel Reed in 1799). In 1848 he built an Italianate style addition onto the house. Jonathan Pitney is sometimes called "The Father of Atlantic City."

This home is now a Bed & Breakfast, and is listed on the National Historic Register. In addition to providing rest for weary travellers, the house is also open for tours during the Christmas holidays.

See additional photographs, inside and out.

Photograph from American Memory

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