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Caribbean Motel, 5600 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, Cape May County, NJ

Caribbean Motel, 5600 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, Cape May County, NJ

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Summary

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

person

Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Morey, Lou
Rossi, Dominic
Allied Signs
Rossi, Julie
Montalbano, Gary
Montalbano, Ann
Kent State University, sponsor
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, National Park Service, sponsor
Vieyra, Daniel, faculty sponsor
Madrid, transmitter
Wagner, Timothy, delineator
West, Laura, delineator
Zariczny, Donna, delineator
Isenberg, Alison, historian
place

Location

cape may county38.97722, -74.82563
Google Map of 38.9772189, -74.8256318
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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