Vineland, New Jersey: Palace of Depression Team Field Report

South Mill Rd, Vineland, NJ
Hwy. 55 Landis Ave. exit, east on Landis, then right on South Mill Rd. On the left a quarter-mile.
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Palace of Depression.

Palace of Depression
Long-lost, eighteen-spired, pastel-colored castle built in a swamp out of rusted auto parts and mud by eccentric George Daynor. A tourist attraction for decades before demolition, so fondly remembered that it's being rebuilt by fans. Report...

Palace of Depression.

Fun Facts About George Daynor and His Palace
Fascinating trivia about the Vineland man who build a junk palace in a swamp. Report...

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Palace of Depression.

Palace of Depression

The Palace of Depression is around the corner from my friend's house.

[Alexandra Pinz, MD, 01/26/2017]

Alexandra's photo, taken "within the last month," shows the Palace's reconstruction coming along nicely.

Palace of Depression.

Palace of Depression

Sept 26, 2016. Still a construction site.

[Brittni, 09/28/2016]

It's nice to see some progress though!

Palace of Depression

Alive and well and growing! Some of the inside construction, such as the fireplace, is well worth the visit. If you're lucky, you'll find volunteers such as scouts and other groups working there on weekends, under the direction of the local Jersey Devil. I'm 70 and remember going to the original Palace of Depression as a child, with my parents and younger brother, back in the 1940s.

[les guglielmi, 07/05/2015]

The "Jersey Devil" would probably be either Kevin Kirchner or Jeffrey Tirante, who have overseen the Palace's slow rebirth for the past 15 years. They say that the Palace will be complete by the summer of 2017.

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