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Tour the Delightfully Retro Motels of Wildwood, New Jersey

Wildwood, New Jersey, looks great on a postcard. It was designed to. It's a veritable ghost town during the off-season, but balmy South Jersey summers bring a tsunami of over 250,000 residents to town, many of whom shack up in the over 200 mid-century motels scattered around the 'Wildwoods' area. The retro Motor Inns, some of which were built by Wilbert Morey, the so-called "Pioneer in shore kitch,"all fall squarely in the lap of a unique, space-age style of the 50's and 60's dubbed Googie. "In fact," claims architectural photographer Darren Bradley: "there's probably a higher concentration of architecture of this type here than anywhere else in the world."

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