Built: c. 1850. Original Building Name: Ezra-Norton House. Original Location: Dias Creek, Middle Township, NJ. The bottom photograph shows the bakery before its restoration.
Smell the aromas and taste the treats of a bygone era at the Village Bakery, cool off with a refreshing beverage and enjoy casual lunch items. Currently, The Bakery is run by Madison’s Bakery of Cape May and Rio Grande.
This common south Jersey house was built by Ezra Norton, a farmer who lived in the Dias Creek area of Middle Township. It was later owned by his son, Howard, who ran a grocery business out of the lean-to. The house is notable for its unusual winder stair, which begins in the lean-to rather than in the parlor, as was more common in Cape May County.