22 Congress St
Cape May, NJ 08204

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The Steiner Cottages, across from the Congress Hall at 22 & 24 Congress Street, were built as twins in 1851 in the Gothic Revival style, by brothers John & Joseph Steiner, businessmen from Philadelphia. They were among the very first summer cottages built in Cape May. This home is positioned beach block and features high ceilings and large rooms to enjoy the summer air. The home has been maintained but awaits modernization. Large, enclosed porch. Living room, Dining room, kitchen and powder room on the first floor. The second floor has open porch with wonderful views, 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths. The third floor has two bedrooms. It is rumored that the cottages were a stop on Harriet Tubman's underground railroad because when 23 Windsor (originally the servants' quarters and summer kitchen for 24 Congress) was moved forward in the 1960's to create a backyard for the Lewises, they found a secret hiding place beneath the building. Harriet Tubman worked at several hotels in the neighborhood, including the Alcott House and Congress Hall across the street from the property. (As told by Jane Biddle Lewis.) The current owners' great-grandparents Isadore & Maude Pocher purchased 22 Congress and 21 Windsor (originally one lot) in 1923 because Maude needed a place to park her convertible Buick and a 4-car garage was just about large enough. 21 Windsor is separately listed so you could have street to street ownership. See associated documents.

Home Details for 22 Congress St

Year Built
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Interior Features
Interior Details
Basement: Exterior Entry,Partial
Beds & Baths
Number of Bedrooms: 5Number of Bathrooms: 3Number of Bathrooms (full): 1Number of Bathrooms (partial): 2
Appliances & Utilities
Appliances: Range, Oven, Washer, Dryer, DishwasherDishwasherDryerWasher
Heating & Cooling
Heating: Natural Gas,Hot WaterNo CoolingHas Heating
Windows, Doors, Floors & Walls
Flooring: Wood
Levels, Entrance, & Accessibility
Levels: Three Or MoreFloors: Wood
Has a ViewView: Water
Exterior Features
Exterior Home Features
Patio / Porch: Deck, Porch
WaterfrontOn Waterfront
Water & Sewer
Sewer: City
Days on Market
Days on Market: 25
Property Information
Year Built
Year Built: 1848
Property Type / Style
Property Type: ResidentialProperty Subtype: Single Family ResidenceArchitecture: Victorian
Construction Materials: Wood SidingNot a New Construction
Price & Status
Status Change & Dates
Possession Timing: Closing
Active Status
Agent Information
Listing Agent
MLS/Source ID: 211936
Lot Information
Lot Area: 2500 Square Feet
Tax Information
Annual Tax Amount: $7,243Tax Block: 1024Tax Lot: 6
Buyer Agent Commission: 2.5Buyer Agent Commission Type: %
Business Information
Owner Name: Arther C Woody
BasementWater ViewWater View: WaterZillow Home Type: SingleFamily
Last check for updates: about 23 hours ago
Listing courtesy of Charity R Clark, Abr, Gri
Source: CMCMLS, MLS#211936

Price History for 22 Congress St

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Listed For Sale
CMCMLS #211936

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22 Congress St, Cape May, NJ 08204 is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom single-family home built in 1848. This property is currently available for sale and was listed by CMCMLS on May 28, 2021. The asking price for 22 Congress St is $1,595,000. The MLS # for this home is MLS# 211936.