Vineland, New Jersey: Palace of Depression
A long-lost, eighteen-spired, pastel-colored castle built in a swamp out of rusted auto parts and mud by eccentric George Daynor. It was a tourist attraction for decades before it was destroyed. So fondly remembered that it's currently being rebuilt -- a work-in-progress by volunteers. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Fascinating trivia about the Vineland man who build a junk palace in a swamp. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Palace of Depression
I've been keeping tabs on the rebuilding by visiting about once a month, and there is progress there! I've been in the "cellar" and the place is taking shape.[Jon, 08/20/2011]
It's great that Team Depression is still plugging away... though it doesn't help their progress when they have to fend off vandals who come in the middle of the night to steal or smash.
The original Palace of Depression had been torn down and is in process of being rebuilt by volunteers. Got to meet the guy, and it's a wonder in the making. Will go back to check this out again. Very interesting concept and crew![Lauren, 10/19/2010]
Just dropping a line to say we're off to a terrific start this season on the rebuilding of George Daynor's Palace of Depression. This photo shows the first real remains of a tunnel we've uncovered to date, running about four or five feet in length, and at least 3 ft. high. He even had a ceramic pipe "mucked" in to the wall for ventilation, sadly there's no saving this little stretch, as the mix that Daynor used is crumbling as it dries, and the first floor footings for the recreation need to be placed here. But all the rocks recovered are going right into the wall of our own tunnel system that we would have practically dropped in its place had it not been for the wet land restrictions![Jeffrey Tirante, 05/04/2003]