In the maps and aerial photos section below, youll find links to. The book jostled my memories of the other fun things i did at olympic park. Apr 14, 2018 olympic park in new jersey operated from 1887 thru 1965 and was run by the guenther family. Homes for sale in olympic park, nj browse olympic park. View more property details, sales history and zestimate data on zillow. In the year 2001, the township of irvington is poised for a rebound, after nearly thirty years of hardship. Olympic park 18871965 full length youtube another look. Rent homes, cheap apartments, condos, and townhouses. Playgrounds for everyone is nprs communityedited guide to accessible playgrounds.
No indian village is known to have existed in irvington, but the regions. Irvington is a township in essex county, new jersey, united states. Shop olympic park, irvington, new jersey vintage postcard created by markomundo. A picture history of olympic park, 18871965 written by alan a.
Steeplechase park at coney island, new york closed in 1964. The park property straddled the border of irvington and maplewood with the main entrance on chancellor avenue and a side entrance on 40th st. The property that eventually became olympic park was purchased by john a. This rare footage of a new jersey amusement park will have you longing for the good old days. After olympic park closed, i wondered where the merrygoround went.
Out of our past, a history of the township published in 1974. Olympic park in new jersey amusement park around from an old 16mm home movie. I made this movie in hopes everyone would enjoy taking a look back at the park. A picture history of olympic park, 18871965 by siegel, alan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Sep 26, 2017 i couldnt find a ton of information on this park, but from what i could find, it seems that the park closed mostly due to a rampage inside the park by 500 teens in 1965, wrecking the park and scaring away customers for weeks after. Olympic park in new jersey operated from 1887 thru 1965 and was run by the guenther family. Olympic park 210 40th st, irvington, nj 07111, usa. Irvington township, a photo history, and smile, a picture history of olympic park, all by alan a. Publicity photograph, creation, olympic park, irvington nj ebay.
I had memories of this place when my family lived there back in the 6070 after the park. Why did olympic park in irvington, new jersey, close down. There they opened up their original meat market in newark, nj in 1952. May 15, 1910 olympic park opening presents new features. In newark, near elizabeth, was dreamland park, in cliffside park was palisades park and in irvington was olympic park.
This is a 8 x 10 photograph, shot by a professional photographer in the 1940s. For the glory of the union, the story of a civil war regiment raised in irvington. A picture history of olympic park rutgers university press, 1986, the carousel was built for belle isle park in detroit in 1917 by the philadelphia toboggan company which remains in business to this day. Olympic park cultural feature park in essex county. Jet star olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states removed, operated from to roller coaster wood sit down. Mar, 2017 the barnabas healthowned hospital was built on former farmland in 1924, according to images of america. Pony ride, 1940s 8 x 10 publicity photograph, olympic.
A picture history of olympic park, irvington maplewood, n. Reaching the park was easier since the irvington and hilton trolley stopped directly. After the park closed, the merrygoround was sold and transported to disney world, in orlando, fl. New jersey, view in the grove, knights park, ca1920 postcard.
Home movies from olympic park in irvington nj 1959. New jersey has been referred to as the amusement park capital of america thanks to our abundance of amusement parks moreys piers, storybook land, six flags, keansburg but once upon a. See 4 photos and 2 tips from 90 visitors to irvington park. Tom cassidy recalls the rarified world of amusement park entertainers at olympic park in new jersey. After a few years, they opened a second store in irvington, nj, home to olympic park. Recreation and parks department irvington, ny official. I treasure the book i have, smile, a picture history of olympic park. I couldnt find a ton of information on this park, but from what i could find, it seems that the park closed mostly due to a rampage inside the park by 500 teens in 1965, wrecking the park and scaring away customers for weeks after. Volunteers, a civil war regiment raised in irvington, images of america. Get the best deals on collectible new jersey postcards when you shop the largest online selection at. Kiddie land olympic park newark, new jersey jersey day, new jersey, essex.
This is one of 25 carefully composed photographs of olympic park scenes contained in two albums that were purchased at an estate sale in livingston, new jersey, several years ago. As of the 2010 united states census, the township had a total population of 53,926, having declined by 6,769. New jersey may have been where she grew up, but the garden state was actually not her first home. Also feel free to set us straight on what we apparently dont know. Looking for statistics on the fastest, tallest or longest roller coasters. Halfway point between florham park, nj and irvington, nj. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in 191 countries. Like most other cities in america at that time newark had its share of amusement parks in the nearby vicinity. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite. L ong before the sears wish book there was the johnson smith ca talog. Olympic park is a cultural feature park in essex county. Kiddieland at olympic park in irvington nj jersey day, irvington. This rare footage of a new jersey amusement park will have.
Pony ride, 1940s 8 x 10 publicity photograph, olympic park, irvington nj. On the street of 40th street and street number is 210. Matthiessen park is the location for our riverside concerts and movies held in the summer. Figure 8 olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states. Becker, an affluent member of newarks german community. The coordinates that you can use in navigation applications to get to find olympic park quickly are 40. It was the largest amusement park in the state and its 40 acres spanned the cities of irvington, maplewood, and newark. Pick up some affordable and healthy grocery staples from olympic community market in irvington and make some tasty meals from scratch.
The scottsville road attraction kept visitors entertained for more than 50 years. In newark, near elizabeth, was dreamland park, in cliffside park was palisades park and in irvington was olympic park a ride to olympic park involved a. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Guenther, millions of men, women, and children passed under the signs smile and learn to play into what the legendary beer baron called a. Olympic park irvington nj abebooks passion for books. Olympic park newark, new jersey lost amusement parks. Under the fiftyyear reign of newark brewer henry a.
Robert hall clothes, there was one in irvington nj on springfield ave that i shopped in for high school at the good old irvington tech. View 2 photos for 37 olympic ter, irvington, nj 07111 a 3 bed, 1 bath, 2,300 sq. Village life began to return to normal soon after the british were driven from new jersey. Park in the fully covered, indoor section of our facility for just a small additional cost. A book about olympic park irvington, history of olympics. I grew up in irvington nj and remember the ruins of this park, i never had the opportunity to visit it. View sales history, tax history, home value estimates, and overhead views. For the glory of the union, a history of the 26th n.
She then moved to new jersey to reunite with her soontobe husband anthony lazirko. Jet star olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states. Hundreds of apartments coming to site of irvington hospital. A picture history of olympic park, 18871965 alan a. Youll be amazed at how delicious the canned food is when you purchase it from olympic community market.
The primary coordinates for olympic park places it within the nj 07040 zip code delivery area. Jul 23, 2015 kiddieland at olympic park in irvington nj. Find it all and much more with the interactive roller coaster database. Have your car washed, detailed or have the oil changed while you are away.
My grandfather was a musician there when it opened as a german beer garden. Olympic park is located in essex county of new jersey state. Guenther, millions of men, women, and children passed under the signs smile and learn to play. Since the completion of the 1979 master plan, irvington suffered from the effects of crime, poverty, abandonment, and disinvestment, not only within its own borders, but in the surrounding area. If you want to meet halfway between florham park, nj and irvington, nj or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 40. The primary coordinates for olympic park places it within the nj 07040 zip code delivery area in the maps and aerial photos section below, youll find links to. Olympic park in new jersey amusement park around from an old 16mm home. Distance between florham park, nj and irvington, nj.
Roller skating label vintage b8 1 watched in last 24 hours 193050s olympic park irvington, n. While the midsize urban park is located in a densely populated township, it serves as a comforting recreational area surrounded by large shading trees such as red oak that make for a comforting and serene atmosphere. Olympic park, irvington, new jersey vintage post card. Park 2 go ewr provides safe and secure parking with same price for self park or valet. Irvington was home to olympic park, an amusement park, from 1887 to 1965. Irvington park has a unique feature of varied level tiers. Siegel is the author of three other books about irvington. Siegel was published in 1983 by rutgers university press. Any payments received after july 9th your items will ship july 28th. See more ideas about olympics, park and new jersey. Not even a trip to the amusement park has been easy for. Like a cherished old family album, this collection of more than two hundred fascinating photographs of irvington brings to life people.1505 1345 323 840 1031 396 1275 1287 594 423 1314 844 950 34 1254 329 133 989 202 1052 15 797 768 1370 582 1378 1310 1160 1098 1483 354 1031 294 367 1214 39 670 617 538