107 9TH AVENUE, PITMAN, NJ
$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 900 SQUARE FEET
Super buy in Pitman! This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom colonial is just a short walk to shopping, restaurants, fairs, theatre, bakery… etc. RARE- This home has a full basement which is very unusual for the area. You wouldn’t know it from its sedate downtown today, but Pitman was once such a popular summer destination that more than a dozen trains a day would bring visitors to enjoy the town’s offerings. You’ll find the community of Pitman Grove just off Broadway, marked by a simple metal arch. Stroll down the walkway and you’ll find yourself on First Avenue, one of the twelve sidewalks that radiates from the community’s literal and spiritual hub, a trellised open-air building, or tabernacle. Each of these streets is meant to represent one of Jesus’ disciples. On either side of each narrow pathway are tiny houses on 30×40 foot lots, many decked in Victorian gingerbread and happy pastel shades. Pitman Grove is a relic of the Camp Meeting movement that took hold in America following the Civil War. In this case, followers – would unite in tent settlements for a few weeks in the summer to attend religious services and share fellowship in a rustic setting. Community members eventually started to build summer cottages on their lots, and a town grew up around them, with a store, restaurants, a barber, ice cream parlor and more. The town also invested in upgraded infrastructure, clearly seeing the value in keeping the community viable.