Absecon Lighthouse

Vermont and Pacific Aves., Atlantic City, New Jersey

Photo 

NIGHT VIEW OF LIGHTHOUSE SILHOUETTED AGAINST SEA AND SKY

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The lighthouse was constructed by the United States government after a number of tragic shipwrecks in the vicinity of Absecon Beach were attributed to lack of navigational signals. The beam is higher above sea level than any other light on the New Jersey coast, except the Twin Lights Lighthouse. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 1971
Reference number
71000492
Areas of significance
Transportation; Architecture; Communications
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
1856

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • July 7, 2012: Imported photo from HABS/HAER
  • July 31, 2011: New Street View added by Kenton dickerson

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