History of the Upper Boggy Creek Neighborhoods: Wilshire Wood/Delwood I

By Jeffrey Skillman

“Beautiful Beyond Belief!” Appearing in the May 25, 1941 American Statesman, this announcement marked the opening for sale, lots in the new Wilshire Wood subdivision as a “. . . neighborhood of wide rambling houses setting far back from the street in the middle of spacious, tree-shaded lawns.” Over the last sixty years, the adjoining neighborhoods, businesses, and streets have changed, but the park-like atmosphere and natural beauty have never faded. Current residents take obvious pride in the ongoing development and maintenance of year-round blooming gardens.

The Delwood neighborhoods— Delwood I, II, and III— were all developed within the ten year period following World War II and each one has it’s own character. The Delwood I subdivision includes a country church, the historic Wright/Giles home, as well as several homes designed and constructed with a special sensitivity to the environmental impacts of living along the ‘headwaters’ of Boggy Creek.

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