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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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738517414
ISBN-10: 0738517410
Format: Paperback / softback
(236mm x 169mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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