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Location DB > United States > New Jersey > Asbury Park > Palace Amusements
Palace Amusements
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created by lisa lamb on 10/24/2003 1:26 PM
last modified by Senseriffic on 6/13/2009 1:50 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: It was fairly difficult to get inside, mostly because it was out in the open
Recommendation: It WAS worth the trip
 Physical Information

Asbury Park, New Jersey
United States
Owner: Asbury Partners
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  •  Hazards
  • falling debris
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1888
    Closed: 1988
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • head protection
  • camera
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Palace Amusements opened in 1888 as a classic Victorian pavillion featuring a carousel with hand-carved wooden horses, giraffes, camels, goats and deer. In 1895, the building was expanded to include a Ferris Wheel. Another expansion in 1903 added a two story structure next to the Ferris Wheel. The ground floor housed a hall of mirrors and the second story was a home for owners of the Palace. It included a parlor, living room, dining room, library, kitchen and bathroom. A final expansion in 1956 added the bumper cars and funhouse areas.
    Palace Amusements closed November 27, 1988.

    Update: The carousel house portion of the building was demolished 5/26/04. The rest of the building was destroyed in the middle of June.
     Media Coverage
    NY Times Article April 2004
     Future Plans
    A hotel and entertainment complex is planned for the vacant lot where Palace Amusements once stood. The likelihood that the new development will ever be built is slim.

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    Fri, Oct 24th, 2003
    posted by lisa lamb
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    Thu, Nov 20th, 2003
    posted by lisa lamb
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    Thu, Jun 3rd, 2004
    posted by elegant
    7 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 8/4/2014 7:18 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 4 14 at 19:18, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 4 14 at 16:13, EatsTooMuchJam deleted 3 pictures from gallery Dead Eyes Opened
  • on Jun 14 09 at 2:36, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jun 13 09 at 1:50, Senseriffic changed the following: Status
  • on Jul 8 06 at 20:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 4 06 at 14:14, lisa lamb made this location private
  • on May 8 05 at 17:05, lisa lamb made this location public
  • on Apr 18 05 at 22:17, lisa lamb deleted some pictures
  • on Apr 18 05 at 22:14, lisa lamb deleted some pictures
  • on Apr 18 05 at 2:37, lisa lamb deleted some pictures
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Tille removed from PalaceSnakeCorp214426/16/2006 7:18 PM by SnakeCorp
    You must log in for this feature to work.Palace Carousel House DemolishedSnakeCorp821845/19/2005 1:11 AM by handskills
    You must log in for this feature to work.removal of historical items...handskills212415/11/2004 3:30 PM by lisa lamb
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