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Trenton, New Jersey: White City Staircase

White City amusement park closed in the 1930s. It's now a nature reserve/park. The only part of White City that remains is the sweeping outdoor grand staircase that led from the park up to its trolley stop.

John Roebling Park

322 Sewell Ave., Trenton, NJ
John Roebling Park. South edge of the city. From US Hwy 206, turn south at the stoplight onto Sewell Ave. Drive four block to the dead-end at the park. Turn left onto the gravel road and drive a hundred yards to the gravel parking lot. You'll see the staircase on the left.
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White City Amusement Park and Mansion

In the 1930s there was a mansion and amusement park with all kinds of rides and attractions. It's now Roebling Park, but the mansion is still standing and the grand staircase leading down from the mansion can still be seen. If you walk the trails in that part of the park there are remnants of the water flume ride and other attractions hidden amongst the trees.

[Melissa Pallotti, 08/28/2017]

The staircase was from the trolley stop where people would disembark to visit the park. The mansion housed the offices of the trolley company that built the park -- to get people to ride the company's trolleys. Aside from the crumbling staircase, there's really not much left to see. May 2018: Photo added.

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