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Palace Amusements
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Palace Amusements in 1997
Location Asbury Park, NJ
Theme Indoor amusement park
Owner Ernest Schnitzler (1888–1920)
August Williams (1920–1939)
Edward Lange & Zimel Resnick (1939–1986)
Sam & Henry Vaccaro (1986–1988)
Opened August 17, 1888 (1888-08-17)
Closed November 27, 1988 (1988-11-27)
Previous names Palace Merry-Go-Round
Area 0.9 acres (0.36 ha)
Attractions
Total 12
Roller coasters 1
Water rides 1
Status Removed
Location Asbury Park, New Jersey
Built June 1888 (1888-06)
Built by Ernest Schnitzler
Architect Ernest Schnitzler
William B. Stout
Architectural style Late Victorian
Demolished May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26)
NRHP reference No. 00001406
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 22, 2000 (2000-11-22)

Palace Amusements was a historical indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The park was built in 1888 and expanded several times over its history, but after a worsening economic situation in both Asbury and the country in the mid-1980s, the park closed in 1988.

Several efforts were made to save the structure, including its hand-carved carousel, murals and decorations, but in 2004, after an independent structural inspection, the building was deemed unsafe (and already damaged in several areas) and was ordered demolished. A local grassroots organization was able to save several pieces from the building, including the famed Tillie mural.

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