Abandoned Southern New Jersey: A Bounty of Oddities

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Even the New Jersey state government admits to New Jersey’s unfiltered individuality by way of a “Weird and Wacky New Jersey” video on the government’s official tourism website. New Jersey even lays claim to a magazine, Weird New Jersey, now in its twenty-fifth year of publication. Sometimes the quirky things in life promote the most memorable experiences. Southern New Jersey has a plethora of odd abandonments, as well as a few serious industrial cast-offs. Discover the ruins of a historical machining facility, a once-majestic bank, and a centuries-old glass-making factory—plus, become absorbed with the odd. The derelict 1960s flying saucer-like Futuro homes and the wild treasures found in two astonishing junkyards are, after all, abandonments on steroids, but are more like museums than salvage sites. Rounding out the collection of Southern New Jersey is a collection of unusual forlorn train cars, a forsaken greenhouse willfully succumbing to its green past by letting nature wrap its proud skeleton, and a colorful hotel that attempted to echo the spirit of mid-century Pocono honeymoon hotels. Enjoy some proud history, but smile while examining Southern New Jersey's bounty of oddities.
ISBN: 9781634991773
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: New Jersey
Series: America Through Time
Images: 142
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
CINDY VASKO was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and resides in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. For fifteen years, Cindy was the publications manager for a large construction law firm in Northern Virginia, and concurrently, for four years interviewed musicians, wrote articles, and photographed concerts for a music magazine. While Cindy enjoys partaking in all photography genres and is a multi-faceted photographer, she has a passion for abandoned site photography. Cindy is an award-winning photographer, and her works were featured in many gallery exhibitions, including galleries in New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Paris, France.
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