Index of Abandoned Places in Weird NJ

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Special issues are designated by the following acronyms:  LE = Last Exit; LH = Local Heroes, Villains and Artists of Weird N.J.; NP = Nightshade on the Passaic; RG = Weird N.J. 2003 Roadside Guide; TCR = Tales From Clinton Road. Many other abandoned sites which are not listed in this index can be found in our special issue Forsaken: Abandoned in and Around New Jersey.

Multiple index entries are separated by a semi-colon (;). Page numbering in Weird N.J. magazine did not begin until Issue #6. The page numbering given for Issues #1 through #5 is modeled after the format of later issues (i.e., the cover is counted as page 1).

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Abandoned Landmarks

Abandoned resorts at Devil’s Hole (Pocono Mountains, PA) 28: 98p

Abrasive Alloys plant (Delran) 26: 40p

Back Beach – ruins of recreation area (Haskell) 29: 94-95p

Bannerman’s Island Arsenal (Beacon, NY) 21: 88p-89p

Belle Mountain and the Ski Lift to Nowhere (Hopewell) 24: 33p

Bethlehem Loading Company  aka Belcoville (Mays Landing)  25: 96p-97p

Bethlehem Steel Corporation (South Bethlehem, PA) 27: 94p-97p

Black Horse Pike Drive-in theater (Camden-area) 13: 30p; RG: 16p, 18p

Boys’ Orphanage (Egg Harbor City) 18: 42p-43p; 19: 92; 26: 39p

Boy’s Prep School  aka Hartwell School (Wantage)  22: 30p-32p

Camden County Work House (Lakeland) 21: 24p

Castle of Takanasse Lake (Elberon/West Long Branch) 22: 28p

Cement factory (Voorhees) 18: 6

Chapel on an Island in the Smoke Rise Community (Kinnelon) 20: 36p-37p

Church off Mt. Hope Road (Rockaway)  9: 13p; 11: 19p; 12: 5-6; 24: 72; 29: 85

Cologne school (Galloway) 26: 38p

Colt Gun Mill (Paterson) NP: 45p-46p, 48p-49p

Crab Island Fish Factory and its strange lights (Tuckerton) 21: 18p-19p; 22: 4

Curtiss-Wright industrial complex underground facilities (Wood-Ridge) 21: 20p-21p

Dead Man’s Tunnel and the Bergen Arches (Jersey City) 17: 74p; 19: 57, 28: 33p; 29: 21

Delsea Drive-in theater (Vineland) 18: 18; 23: 18; 24: 12; 32: 37

Diamond Boning Company (North Arlington) 26: 39p

Drive-in theater (Absecon) 14: 34p

Dy-Dee diaper service factory (Haddon Heights) 26: 38p

Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia, PA)  22: 84p-90p; 29: 52

El Dorado Gardens (Springfield) 19: 16p

Ellis Island (New Jersey/New York) 24: 26p-31p

Erie-Lackawanna railway bridge 28: 36p

Essex County Mountain Sanatorium aka Essex County Isolation Hospital aka “The Hilltop” (Verona) 9: cp, 16p-19p; 10: 7; 11: 14, 13: 25p; 20: 16p; 25: 38; 27: 38p-39p; 33: 52

Essex County Penitentiary (North Caldwell)  29: 52p-53p

Essex County Psychiatric Hospital aka Overbrook Hospital aka Essex County Hospital Center (Cedar Grove) 1-3: 16; 9: 16p-19p; 10: 6; 11: 5, 8, 13, 22; 13: 23; 15: 6; 16: 10; 31: 16, 18; 32: 16-17; 33: 10, 17, 48p-57

Essex Generating Plant (Newark) NP: 26p-31p, 36p-38p

Estates of the Palisades (NJ-NY) 19: 30p-32p Cadgene Estate, Peanut Falls aka Peanut Leap Cascade, Half Moon Falls, Ringling Estate, home of John Ringling, Rionda Estate see also Devil’s Tower (Alpine), Timken Estate aka Elephant House of the Palisades, Zabriski Estate

Fireside Steakhouse and Village (Winslow)  28: 95p; 29: 20

Ford Motor Company site razed for redevelopment (Edison)  25: 6

Fort Wadsworth (Staten Island, NY)  23: 91p

Haunted house on McCurdy Lane  aka The Jackson House (Jackson)  31: 36p-39p; 32: 21-22

Haunted Mansion (Elberon)  23: 52p-54

Haunted slaughterhouse (Marlboro)  16: 20p-23p; 21: 16; 28: 13; 32: 25

Hickory Garden Country Club  18: 25p

High-rise condominium (Asbury Park)  12: 38p-40p; 14: 12-13p; 27: 37p; 31: 23

High school (Lambertville) Weird blackboard images and Legend of Buckeye (ghost) 15: 16p-19p; 16: 12; 21: 12; 22: 14; 23: 20p, 23p

Hinchcliffe Stadium (Paterson) 26: 36p-37p; 29: 18

Holiday Lake ruins (Willingboro) 24: 32p; 28: 28

Homes along Runyon Road (Old Bridge/Sayreville) 16: 28p-29

House in the stream (Long Branch) 18: 24p

Houses on Barrett Road (Vernon) 14: 47

Indian Springs Lake (Ringwood) 24: 33

Jersey Central rail line and trestles (Pine Barrens) 28: 36p

Little Beach (Atlantic City) 27: 8

Lynx Hall castles (Lakewood) 23: 16p

Malls along Route 130 (Delran) 15: 29p; 16: 65; 21: 12; 22: 11

Mansion (Wrightstown) 28: 23p

Maple Lake (Wyckoff) 24: 33

Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital (Jersey City) 25: 8

Marl pits on Lambs Road (Mantua) 29: 67p

Metropolitan Hotel (Asbury Park) 30: 20p

Midget Castle (Wayne) 26: 82

Abandoned and active mines on Federal Hill (Bloomingdale/Pompton Lakes/Riverdale) 16: 6; 32: 15-16, 57

Mission (Hackettstown)  15: 29; 16: 18-19p

Newton Drive-in (Newton)  18: 18p; 19: 91; RG: 17p

Oakwood Mansion aka Dutch Church House (Springfield)  18: 21p; 19: 91

Old Essex County Jail aka Newark Street Jail (Newark)  19: 26p-27p

Old Lincoln House  (Cream Ridge) 28: 30p

Old Mill Beach (Paramus) 24: 32p

ONT Building (Bloomfield) 27: 40p-41

Palace in the Woods (Muttontown, Long Island, NY) 23: 88p-89p

Passaic River Theater (Basking Ridge) 31: 93

Pennsauken Drive-in theater (Camden-area) 13: 30p; RG: 18p; 28: 20

Pennsylvania Turnpike section 25: 100p

Perpetually empty Parsippany Commons building (Parsippany)  26: 20

Pine Brook Swim Club (Pine Brook)  24: 32p

Plastoids Building aka Wheatsworth Building [Nabisco] (Hamburg)  29: 44p-48p; 30: 21

Port Reading Coal Docks and Tunnel (Woodbridge) 25: 36p

Prayer stone and ruins along the Black River (Chester) 29: 67p

Prosthetic leg house on Zion Mountain (Hillsborough) 18: 23p

Quarry on Garrett Mountain (Paterson) 11: 16p; 13: 14

Remains of collapsed Kinzua railroad viaduct (Kane, PA) 28: 96p-97p

Resort (Randolph) 14: 35p

Resort village (Brookside) 24: 33

River Street school (Red Bank) 20: 46

Route 1 houses (Edison) 17: 28p

St. Augustine Monastery (Staten Island) 15: 48p-49p; 16: 11; 23: 12

Steel Pier (Atlantic City) 17: 11, 70p; 21: 63p; 30: 42p-45p

Store (Westwood) 4: 7

Strange visit to dying resorts (The Poconos, PA)

Pocono Gardens Lodge, Mount Airy Lodge, Strickland’s Inn 26: 96p-97p

Suntan Lake (Butler) 10: 18; 24: 32p

Swim club (Chatham) 11: 4

Swim club (Springfield) 14: 34p

Tacony Palmyra Drive-in theater (Camden-area) 13: 30p; RG: 18; 33: 21

Tinton Falls Drive-In (Tinton Falls) 18: 18p; RG: 16p

Todd Mill (Paterson) NP: 48p-49p

Town of Randolph 13: 41

Town of Wallpack Center 16: 16p-18p

Towns of the Delaware Water Gap area 16: 16p-18p

Upsala College (East Orange) 24: 20p-21p; 27: 41p; 28: 16-17

Warehouse filled with rotting fish and dead rats (Jersey City) 5: 8; 28: 3

Waterloo Village (Byrum – Stanhope) 31: 24p-29p, 49p; 32: 14, 21d, 22, 26p

Wharton Pool (Wharton) “The World’s Worst Pool” 24: 33

Wheatena factory (Rahway) 26: 42p

White City Lake Fun Park  (Hamilton) 24: 42

Whitemarsh Hall aka Stotesbury Manor (Philadelphia)  20: 90p-91p

Wildwood Junction Train Depot (Cape May County)  28: 32p

Woolite Building (Paterson) NP: 45

Abandoned radio station WMCA (Kearny) 25: 38p

Abandoned speakeasy (Bound Brook) 24: 74

Mental Hospitals, Asylums and Sanitariums

Abandoned asylum site of killings (Upper Saddle River)  10: 7

Abandoned mental institution (Menlo Park)  13: 22; 24: 7p; 26: 18-19

Abandoned sanitarium at Roosevelt Hospital aka Menlo Mental Institution (Edison) 4: 16; 9: 19; 13: 13, 22; 24: 7p; 26: 18-19; 31: 33p; 33: 14

Ancora State Psychiatric Hospital and Village (Winslow) 18: 6, 13, 22p; 19: 6, 12; 21: 8, 10; 24: 43; 25: 11

Byberry Mental Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)  aka Philadelphia State Hospital 18: 78p-82; 19: 12, 80, 92

Essex County Mountain Sanatorium aka Essex County Isolation Hospital aka “The Hilltop” (Verona)  9: cp, 12, 16p-19p; 10: 7; 11: 14, 13: 25p; 20: 16p; 25: 38; 27: 38p-39p; 31: 35p; 33: 52

Essex County Psychiatric Hospital aka Overbrook Hospital aka Essex County Hospital Center (Cedar Grove)  1-3: 16; 9: 16p-19p; 10: 6; 11: 5, 8, 13, 22; 13: 23; 15: 6; 16: 10; 31: 16, 18; 32: 16-17; 33: 10, 17, 48p-57

 “The Glen”  13: 23

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (Parsippany) 7: 6; 9: 19; 13: 23; 15: 46; 16: 8-9; 17: 9; 20: 14, 26p-35p; 22: 10-11; 24: 62p; 25: 11; 26: 8; 30: 21; 32: 18, 26; 33: 10

John E. Runnels Hospital (Stone Hill)  9: 17p, 19

Lakeland Psychiatric Hospital (Deptford)  18: 28p-29p; 21: 14

 Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital  9: 19; 12: 48p; 13: 54p; 16: 20p-23p; 25: 11; 27: 3p, 22p-24p; LE: 114

Meadowview Mental Hospital (Secaucus) 11: 32; 18: 16-17; 20: 15; 21: 16; 22: 15; 29: 28p-29p

Mental Cage in Hurd Park (Dover)  15: 36p; 16 : 7-8; 19: 12, 91; 22: 14; 25: 11

Skillman Neuro-Psychiatric Institute (a.k.a. Skillman)  (Montgomery)  6: 26; 17: 22p-25; 22: 8, 11; 28: 28; 30: 30p-37p; 31: 14, Tunnels beneath  8: 45

Vineland Training School (Vineland)  16: 38-41, 78-81; 17: 4; 20: 45

Vineland Training School Menantico Colony (Vineland)  20: 44p-45p

Visits to unnamed institutions  13: 24, 26

Abandoned speedways

Alcyon Speedway (Pitman) 24: 87; 29: 49p-50; 32: 37p

Atlantic City Speedway (Atlantic City) 25: 97

Dover Speedway (Morris County) 29: 50p

East Windsor Speedway 32: 36p-37p; 33: 22

aka Hightstown Speedway, Central Jersey Speedway, Airport Junction Speedway, East Winsor Fairgrounds, Acella Speedway

Flemington Speedway (Flemington)  24: 87

Harmony Speedway (Phillipsburg)  24: 87

Morris Plains  29: 50

Tuckerton  29: 50

Vineland Speedway (Vineland) 29: 50p; 32: 37

Abandoned stand with modernist faces (Barnegat) 30: 60p

Abandoned stone cabin (Mahwah) 25: 94p

Abandoned submarine – “Quester I” (Coney Island, NY) 21: 89p

Abandoned trains

Black River & Western Railroad line (Lambertville) 24: 86

Camden railyard (Camden) 24: 85p

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park 19: 51; 24: 86p

NJ Transit train (Hopatcong) 18: 19p; 21: 14

Sunken freight train (Delaware Water Gap) 26: 39p

Train in the lake (Farmingdale) 24: 86p

Winslow railyard (Winslow) 24: 86

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