Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Doo Wop Motels

There was a story that came over the AP feed today about the most endangered historic places according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (a staircase at the WTC and parts of New Orleans, in case you were wondering what was at the top).

However, at the end of the article, there was a list of the other most endangered historic places. One that caught my eye was "Doo Wop Motels" of Wildwood, New Jersey. I looked it up and, sure enough, they were talking about the obviously dated but still cool buildings that I remember from the shore while I was growing up.

It's good to hear that some are still holding out against the modern (and boring) beach homes that have been going up of late.

1 comment:

ekg said...

Bravo, soon to be brother-in-law o' mine, a historic preservation piece. I'm so proud.

Here's an itinerary even, if you ever fancy a trip.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/18/AR2006051800543_pf.html