Immediately after a large fire in 1878 destroyed most of Cape May, New Jersey, the town began rebuilding its community. During this time, Victorian architecture was very popular and many of the homes in Cape May incorporated this trend. The Christopher Gallagher House was built from 1882-1883 and is a stand-out example. This opulent summer home was designed and built by Charles Shaw and was once identical to Hildreth Cottage, also located in Cape May, NJ.
For this project, The Durable Slate Company removed the existing slate and installed Vermont Unfading Grey/Green and reinstalled Vermont Red Slate accents with copper nails. In addition to this, new copper flat roofs were also installed.