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Jordan Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Jordan Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Jordan Point

State: VA
Year established: 1855
Latitude: 37 deg 18 min 43 sec N
Longitude: 77 deg 12 min 56 sec W

Original construction:
white keeper’s quarters with a light on the red roof of the structure

1875: replaced because of shore erosion by 28-foot square pyramidal wooden bell tower with light on top

sold in 1927 and abandoned in 1930; replaced in 1941 by steel skeleton tower as Jordan Pt. rear range light

More information:
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 84-85