Cape May Fire Control Tower No. 23
Nestled in along the shore of Cape May point is a tall slender upright building pointing to the heavens. This is the last remaining buildings from the World War II era left in Cape may County. It was recognized in 2003 and registered as historical and fully restored in 2009. Anyone from the public is open to enjoy what this unique journey back in time has to offer.
Backstory and Context
Cape May County remembers this crisis. Mrs. Doris Branigan remembers it fondly. She' say's, "Virtiuallly thousands upon thousands upon thousands- all over the place- you couldn't find a place to live for love nor money"; "People were turning their closets into apartments" (www.capemay.com). She was speaking of the Coast Guardsman coming in to protect the peoples of Cape May during World War II.
Fire Control Tower No. 23 stands just over 100 feet tall and cannot be mistaken for anything else. It was built due to the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. The main purpose for this was to protect the Wildwoods all the way down the Delaware Coast. This tower is the only other remaining historical landmark to grace New Jersey.