Friday, July 30, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The Angel was built as a summer cottage for William Weightman Sr. back around the year 1850. Weightman, a chemist from Philadelphia introduced Quinine to the United States as an antimalarial drug.
This beautiful Victorian single structure house was too far off the Atlantic Ocean in Cape May, New Jersey. Weightman decided in 1881 to move the house closer to the water so the large porches on the house would face the water intaking beautiful views. Being the house was so big, Weightman hired numerous local farmers to cut the house in half and roll each half over logs using horses and mules until it was at the desired location. Unfortunately after a long winter, the moving of the two halves proved unsuccessful and now sits as two separate houses.
After going through many transitions including abandonment, falling into complete despair since Weightman’s death in 1905, the house today is used as a bed and breakfast with authentic room settings of how it was decorated back in the 1800’s. With extensive renovations the Angel of the Sea opened her doors in 1989 and soon was ranked one of the top ten bed and breakfasts in the United States. The Angel also won the Historic Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC for its authenticity.
The house inside and out is absolutely stunning and the next time you’re in Cape May, New Jersey, stop by and pay the Angel of the Sea a visit and look around. Simply gorgeous!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Simply driving in serenity which was not freedom from the storm,
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021