Thanks to the Library of Congress for this great video!
This Rare Footage Of A Popular New Jersey Summer Destination Will Transport You Back In Time
Wildwood, New Jersey is a popular shore destination, best known for its retro Doo Wop-style architecture.
As long as I can personally remember, a visit to Wildwood has been a blast from the past, a trip back in time – particularly the 1950s and ’60s.
A boardwalk was built along what is now Atlantic Avenue and several decades later it was rebuilt in its present location. Before the Morey brothers built their “Boardwalk Empire,” visitors enjoyed Fun Chase Pier, the Starlight Ballroom and Blaker’s Pavillion at Cedar Avenue.
Few of us remember what Wildwood was like before the Garden State Parkway made it more accessible in 1955, but it was as beautiful and bustling as ever. Here’s a peek at Wildwood life in 1915: