Populuxe Motels: Preservation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and The Wildwoods, New Jersey
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Type of Work133 p.
ProgramMA in Historic Preservation
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SubjectsMotels -- New Jersey -- Conservation and restoration
Myrtle Beach (N.J.)
The Wildwoods (N.J)
Historic preservation -- Theses
Research indicates that there is a significant concentration of Populuxe motels worthy of preservation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Not built for posterity, these motels are representative of a brief period of American prosperity and optimism, 1945- 1963. This thesis considers the economic issues involved in preservation of buildings of the recent past using the Wildwoods, New Jersey, as a model. The Wildwoods are approximately ten years into their preservation efforts. This work examines specifically what they have accomplished, what their goals are, and how Myrtle Beach can apply their methods.