Vineland, New Jersey: Palace of Depression (In Transition)

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Address:
265 S. Mill Rd, Vineland, NJ
Directions:
Hwy 55 Landis Ave. exit, east on Landis, then right on South Mill Rd. On the left a quarter-mile. Visible from the road; no trespassing.
Hours:
Closed until 2022.
Admission:
Donation $10.
Status:
In Transition
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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. Closed until sometime in 2022.

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Palace of Depression.

Fun Facts About George Daynor and His Palace

Fascinating trivia about the Vineland man who built a junk palace in a swamp.

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Palace of Depression.

Crazy Labor of Love: Palace of Depression

Progress report as the rebuilding and reimagining of George Daynor's junk castle tourist attraction nears completion.

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The Palace of Depression

Despite the loss of Kevin Kirchner, who was responsible for bringing The Palace back to life, we are still very much hard at work continuing the project and hope to possibly re-open by early to late summer. We can also now accept online credit/ debit donations. The Palace solely runs on donations and all proceeds go right back into The Palace for maintenance and improvements. Please help us continue this great living history project and re-open to the public. You can donate via Paypal on the Facebook page for the Palace of Depression.

[Kristian Kirchner, 04/27/2022]

Kevin J. Kirchner.

The Palace of Depression

On December 24, 2021, the Palace of Depression Restoration Association sadly lost our president and the man responsible for bringing The Palace back to life, Kevin J. Kirchner, to a very brief battle with Covid. Kevin will always be remembered for his portrayal of George Daynor, as well as his true love and passion for bringing back and restoring the Palace.

We here at the Palace are heartbroken by the sudden unexpected loss of Kevin. In his honor, we will continue his legacy and will continue the work on the Palace and hopefully get it re-opened to the public soon. His son, Kristian Kirchner, will now run the project and see it through to completion to honor his father's legacy. His heart and spirit will always be a part of the Palace!

[Kristian Kirchner, 01/13/2022]

Kevin was the perfect steward and reboot visionary of the Palace of Depression. He will be missed!


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