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We wanted to visit the Palace today with a relative.We were not able to enter the area of the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
New Jersey
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Not able to enter property

We love touring odd attractions and made a special trip to see this one but the site is completely... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Lee Y
Lumberton, New Jersey
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3 Jul 2018
“Work in progress ”
29 May 2018
“Not able to enter property”
The Palace of Depression is a historic landmark property currently undergoing a complete restoration by The Palace of Depression Restoration Association led by Kevin J. Kirchner. The original Palace was built by George Daynor in 1929 and opened to...more
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265 S Mill Rd, Vineland, NJ 08360-4361
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of what you will hear on a tour is fact accept for the Kirchners taking all the credit for the rebuilding of the palace. They leave out a very important person. Jeffrey Tirante. Jeff did so much work to the palace and IS the...More

1  Thank Robsic32
Kristian K, Palace of Depression Restoration Association at The Palace of Depression, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Robsic32, We see that you are a personal friend/ associate of Mr. Tirante and understand that you may have a deep rooted personally attatched opinion as to why Mr. Tirante is no longer involved or acknowledged in ANY manner related to Palace affairs or media....More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit the Palace today with a relative.We were not able to enter the area of the Palace of Depression but it was possible to get a good view at the exterior elements of the reconstruction. It is still very much work in...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We love touring odd attractions and made a special trip to see this one but the site is completely roped off and not able to visit. From the road we saw what looks like a house made of bricks with a beautiful roof, doesn't look...More

1  Thank Lee Y
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Palace of Depression is a home that was built years ago by a recluse. However, after the original owner passed away, the house fell apart. It is now being restored as it was originally, which is by using local stones and rocks and 'trash'...More

Thank yochell618
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Palace of Depression was built by a man named Daynor who lost his money in the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and during the consequest Great Depression couldn't afford to live in a regulare house. So, he built his dwelling from junk. It was...More

Thank 243bruceb
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The site of a home build by a loner in the 1930's is currently under reconstruction by a private group. Once the subject of a "You asked for it" episode the eclectic home has since closed to public tours and fell into disrepair and vandalism....More

1  Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Stopped in for my annual progress inspection and lucked in to a tour of the Palace. Just happened to catch the artist and guardian, Jeff Tirante, in the front yard. What an amazing guy! He gave me an incredible tour of the Palace, where he...More

3  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is certainly a place deserving to be in "Weird NJ" publications. A 1932 strange "low budget" but "vivid imagination" construction is being resurrected like Phoenix from ashes by The Palace of Depression Restoration Association which is the a non profit organization. The story behind...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This will be a great "roadside attraction" when it is completed. I visit the area often and check on progress and hope that it will one day be completed.

3  Thank 2019johnn
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Palace of Depression is slowly making a comeback. I stopped in today to check the status and was very impressed with the progress. It's still gonna be years before completion but I'm happy to see they are still working on it. Until it's complete, just...More

2  Thank FlaHarlock
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Bindi N
1 September 2018|
Response from Kristian K | Property representative |
The Palace and adjacent History Center/ Museum are tenatively scheduled to open to the public in May of 2019 for Vineland Founders Day. The restoration of The Palace will not be entirely complete for approximately another 2... More