js.hnFor those of you who love ghost towns, like me, the bayshore region is the place to go. This church, The House of Jacob, that closed up shop many years ago, was the once the heart of this area, but now stands as a reminder of what this town once was. It was a community of hard working people who lost so much when the oyster industry was hit with a parasite in the late 1950's.
This is probably one of my favorite buildings in South Jersey.
- js.hn#southjerseyadventures #njspots #jshn #southjersey #just_newjersey #nj
- wyndecrest_homeSo cool !!! And sad
- angelalbiWow. I see a renovation on the horizon when the oyster industry rebounds @wyndecrest_home @theoysterfarmers
- email@example.com does the parasite still exist or was it eradicated? Can the town come back?
- southjerseyadventurer@mangoelizabeth It still exists, but nothing like it did in the 50's. I don't think towns like this will ever make a comeback, unfortunately, at least not in the way it once was. The majority of the industry that was hosted by these bayshore towns left & the towns have been ravaged by hurricanes. Still, there's something so beautiful about that area. In fact, I'll be covering another town in Cumberland County later this week that was once the caviar capitol of the world.
- nathanielmorrisinnsad and beautiful
- carolynhjort😓beautiful yet sad story!
- fineredesignsI think I need to take a road trip!!! So cool but yet so sad...
- meghanwrenbcb❤️ #bivalve #discoverdelawarebay
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