General Information
General Information
Historic Preservation Commission
Judy Decker
Historic Preservation Commission
Compliance Officer
Bruce Britton
Planning Board/Zoning Board
Board Secretary
Karen Keenan
Shade Tree
Connie Anderson
Environmental Commission
Meryl Nelson
643 Washington Street
Cape May,




Greater Cape May Historical Society

P.O. Box 495 

Cape May, NJ 08204 

Ph.: 609-884-9100

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts 

1048 Washington Street 

P.O. Box 340 

Cape May, NJ 08204 

Ph.: 800-275-4278 


New Jersey Historic Preservation Office 

State of New Jersey 

Department of Environmental Protection 

Historic Preservation Office 

501 E. State Street, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 420

Trenton, NJ, 08625

Ph.: 609-984-0176 


National Park Service 

Technical Preservation Services

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240

Ph.: 202-513-7270 


Historic Preservation Tax Incentives:

Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings: 

Preservation Tech Notes:

Preservation Briefs:

National Trust for Historic Preservation 

1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 

Washington, DC 20036 

Ph.: 800-944.6847 

Fax.: 202-588-6038 



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Cape May

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Paint Colors

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Winkler, Gail Caskey, and Roger W. Moss. Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically. H. Holt, 1987.



Standing Seam Metal Roofing

45 Degree Standing Seam Roofing Finish

Exterior Cladding

Cedar Shingles


Sash Replacement Kit