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Big Ernie's Fabulous Fifties Diner, 3801 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, Cape May County, NJ



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Item Title


Location
3801 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NJ-1244
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N632).
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Significance: Diners were an integral landmark of 1950s roadways. Because of lower fuel costs and increased automobile use, diners became the best source of food for travellers. Both privately owned diners along with franchised sites flourished. In the post-war period, diners needed to attract more patrons. They achieved this through design changes and attention to comfort and convenience. Diners became flashier and more enticing...

Subjects
Eating & Drinking
Travel
Diners (restaurants)


Related Names
Garrison, Jim, Delineator
Meng, Brian, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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