Caribbean Motel, 5600 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, Cape May County, NJ
1997 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Fourth Place
Significance: Well-preserved Wildwood motel with distinctive original 1950s architectural features: "levitating" concrete ramp, lean in/lean out glass walls on the second-floor lounge, colorful lighting, c-shaped swimming pool, and a large neon sign which required liberalizing town ordinances. The first owner also claim to have originated fake palm trees in the Wildwoods.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N630
Survey number: HABS NJ-1186
Building/structure dates: 1958 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1959 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1991 Subsequent Work