The seaside stretch of the New Jersey shore known collectively as The Wildwoods boasts the highest concentration of Midcentury Modern motels in the world.
Located just north of the Victorian Cape May, these fun and futuristic buildings of the 1950s-1960s reflect an important era in our nation’s history -- the post-WWII decades when family vacations meant piling into the station wagon and heading to the shore on the newly constructed interstate highway system.
While this eye-catching enclave has a great many admirers -- from families who have vacationed here for decades to international travelers looking to experience the authentic history of America -- the threat of development still casts a shadow over the future of these boutique motels, despite their resurgence in popularity.... Read More →
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