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The old Rio Grande Avenue Bridge in Wildwood
The old Rio Grande Avenue Bridge showing vehicles entering Wildwood from the Delsea Drive (Rt. 47).
A Nighttime Photo of the Wildwood Crest Arch
The Original Wildwood Crest Arch at Night
at Pacific and Cresse Avenues
   
The Wildwood Crest Library occupied this building at Ocean Avenue and Wisteria Road
until its recent move to a new facility a block away.
   
A 1930 Postcard looking North from Sweetbriar Road
A 1930 postcard photo, looking North on Pacific Avenue from Sweetbriar Road.  The building with the green roof is the
Borough Hall and Firehouse.
One on the many beautiful homes that line Pacific Avenue is the John Crane Baker house that stands to this day on the northwest corner
at Cardinal Road.
   
The Cape House Hotel stood at the SW corner of Pacific Ave. and Sweetbriar Rd. until 2002.
Duffy's On The Lake Restaurant, as it appeared in the 1960's, was located on New Jersey Avenue at Farragut Road, directly across the street from beautiful Sunset Lake.
 


The Philip P. Baker House today, where Mr. Baker and his wife Jane lived, located at the
corner of Aster Road and Pacific Avenue, Wildwood Crest. Built about 1912.
 
The Wildwood Crest Borough Hall and Fire House in the 1950s at Pacific Avenue and Cardinal Road,
the site of the present municipal building.
   
Taylor's Market was a mainstay in the Wildwood Crest business district, at New Jersey Avenue and Sweetbriar Road.
Rita's Market continues to operate at New Jersey and Atlanta Avenues across from Sunset Lake, though the building's
appearance has changed significantly since this 2006 photo.
   
Another beautiful Wildwood Crest home at the corner of
Myrtle Road and Pacific Avenue.
A home on Park Boulevard along Sunset Lake.
   
Big Top Ice Cream was located on New Jersey Avenue at Palm Road
on the NE corner.
   
The Prospect Hotel was located on the NW corner of Pacific Avenue and Palm Road.
   
Walt's Market was located in the 6700 block of New Jersey Avenue.
Another home with views of beautiful sunsets along the lake.
   
The Dairy Freeze custard stand was located at New Jersey Avenue and Rosemary Road,
the present site of the AtlantiCare medical building.
   
Wildwood Crest in June of 1956, looking north from Sweet Briar Road down New Jersey Avenue.
   
The Expansive Beach and Dunes at Wildwood Crest
A peaceful, modern-day photo showing the expansive beach and dunes at Wildwood Crest.
Beautiful Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest
Beautiful Sunset Lake stretches along the west side of Wildwood Crest.