Margate, Ventnor & Longport News
The Church of the Redeemer in Longport is a must-visit landmark on Absecon Island. Built in 1908 along the bay at 20th and Atlantic Ave, It was struck by lightning and damaged in a fire on June 30, 2012.
The surviving structure was deemed unsafe and demolished on July 2, 2012. It was re-built & opened in June 2014.
The Spanish style church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
108 S 20th StreetLongport, NJ 08403
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Risen from the Ashes: Church of the Redeemer, Longport, New Jersey
In June of 2012, the Spanish-style Church of the Redeemer burned to the ground when an electric pole fell on the wooden structure and sparked a fire during a strong storm.
For several years subsequently, summer services were held under a tent. Now, the Church of the Redeemer has been rebuilt according to its original architectural drawings- although raised in elevation to avoid flooding and with modern features such as fire suppression, an elevator, and air conditioning.
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