Wilton Manors, Florida (Images of America Series)

Wilton Manors, Florida (Images of America Series)

by Cynthia Thuma
     
 

Whether the residents planned just to spend winters in Wilton Manors or the rest of their lives, it was no matter to E.J. "Ned" Willingham, a Georgian with a grandiose plan for the piny scrublands just outside the growing city of Fort Lauderdale. Willingham was rare among land speculators during the "Florida Frenzy"—a scrupulously honest man. He named this

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Whether the residents planned just to spend winters in Wilton Manors or the rest of their lives, it was no matter to E.J. "Ned" Willingham, a Georgian with a grandiose plan for the piny scrublands just outside the growing city of Fort Lauderdale. Willingham was rare among land speculators during the "Florida Frenzy"—a scrupulously honest man. He named this development, his favorite, Wilton Manors. Willingham envisioned a graceful community of modest homes on large yards, with schools, a hotel, and small parks dotting the exclusive, whites-only enclave. Almost 80 years later, Willingham's little community lives on, but not in the fashion he might have expected. His all-white community has grown and matured into a pleasantly diverse and uncommonly tolerant place with lovely homes, outstanding city services, and an eye on preserving its genteel history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738517414
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/20/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,413,655
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.31(d)

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