Absecon Station Site
Atlantic City, NJ
Also known as Absecon
The Absecon Station Site site was established in 1855?
Station closed in 1922 and turned over to GSA in 1955. Transferred to the United Cerebral Palsy Association in 1957. 1896 station house survives and is owned by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is used as the Children’s Seashore House.
Station Site Notes:
1872 will be completed by December 1st; 1878 repaired; 1896 old and inadequate station replaced; 1897 old inadequate stations rebuilt; 1917 station discontinued to become auxiliary to one or the other active adjacent stations (USLSS Annual Reports). In 1894 the U.S. acquired title to a tract of land containing 1/2 acre from the Atlantic City Land Company. Turned over to GSA in 1955. In 1957 the property was transferred to the United Cerebral Palsy Association for public health purposes (USCG Historian's Website).
Buildings at this Station Site
The 1896 station house is surviving at this site