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HISTORY OF WILTON DRIVE

A LOOK BACK IN TIME

HISTORY OF WILTON DRIVE

Wilton Drive has come a long way from its days as a sleepy small town road.

It’s now a bustling destination renown for its diverse entertainment, arts, shopping and dining.

SHOPPING ALONG WILTON DRIVE

With its sawdust floors and open sides, Manor Market on Wilton Drive was our go-to grocery store back in the 1940’s. Today the space is home to restaurants, stores and a nightclub.

WILTON DRIVE’S ORIGINAL ENTRANCE

The original entrance gates to Wilton Drive had a grand and fabulous vibe. They were torn down in the 1960’s to make way for a drive-in restaurant.

HALLOWEEN ON THE DRIVE

Our city’s traditional Halloween festivities got their start in the 1950’s. Roman soldier costumes continue to be popular even to this day. 

OUR FAMOUS INTERSECTION

Our bustling 5 Points intersection was less bustling back in the 1950’s. While we no longer have an A&W Drive-In or Wilton Manors National Bank, Barton & Miller Cleaners has remained steadfast for over 60 years.

THE SOUTHERN ENTRANCE

Back in the day, Wilton Drive’s southern entrance had a rustic appeal. Dairy Queen is just up on the right – 30 years in the future. 

TAILFINS AND TICKETS

While we no longer see angled parking, tailfins or a beauty school on Wilton Drive, we might see the occasional citation. 

OUR SWEET ICON

Since 1953, the Dairy Queen on Wilton Drive has been satisfying thousands of sweet cravings

All historical photos on this page are property of the Wilton Manors Historical Society—permission/attribution required for re-use.

10

PARKS IN
WILTON MANORS

75°F

AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE

DID YOU KNOW?


12,773

WILTON MANORS RESIDENTS
2017 ESTIMATE

118

BUSINESSES
ON WILTON DRIVE

$5,695

AVERAGE HOME
PRICE IN 1953

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