Glendora, New Jersey: Cookie Jar House: A-Bomb ProofPrivate home roughly shaped like an old fashioned cookie jar, three stories tall. Built in the late 1940s. According to legend, its curved shape was designed to survive an atomic blast.
- 1028 Rowand Ave., Glendora, NJ
- Hwy 42 exit 12, then east on Evesham Rd. Rowand Ave. is on the right.
- Private residence. Best seen when leaves are off trees.
Visitor Tips and News About Cookie Jar House: A-Bomb Proof
Cookie Jar House
The Cookie Jar House was rented for many years by my father's cousin Helen. When she became too ill to walk up 3 sets of stairs, she grudgingly had to leave. She loved that house so much. But its true - her only complaint was of so many "tourists" who thought it was a museum, and were constantly knocking on her door to look in.[Barbara Legander, 07/13/2011]
Jan. 2013: Photo added.
Cookie Jar House
I was saddened to not be able to see the whole Cookie Jar House. Of all the houses on the street, this is the only one with a large amount of trees blocking it, and makes the house hard to see and appreciate.
It is obviously well used and looks like it is kept up well. I guess the owners were tired of people riding by taking pictures.[Steve McNeil, 10/07/2009]
Probably not as bad in the winter and early spring, while the leaves are gone.
I love this place. I've been riding by it since I was a kid. The house really was meant to look like a cookie jar!
It was built in 1947 as the first of many. But, alas, apparently nobody but the builder thought it was cool enough to add any others. Just imagine a whole town of cookie jars![Jay R., 10/15/2008]
The house is three stories tall, with a spiral staircase in the center.