Park requests are required for all private parties. The property that eventually became olympic park was purchased by john a. Steeplechase park at coney island, new york closed in 1964. Pick up some affordable and healthy grocery staples from olympic community market in irvington and make some tasty meals from scratch. Aug 28, 2009 he was better off listerning to my advice. According to irvington historian alan siegel, author of smile.
Playgrounds for everyone is nprs communityedited guide to accessible playgrounds. A picture history of olympic park, 18871965 written by alan a. Olympic park started as a beer garden and picnic area called beckers woods, back when irvington was a bucolic suburb of newark, with a large german population. Like a cherished old family album, this collection of more than two hundred fascinating photographs of irvington brings to life people. I had memories of this place when my family lived there back in the 6070 after the park.
Olympic park in new jersey amusement park around from an old 16mm home movie. Its a video on olympic park in irvington, nj, which operated from the late 1800s until 1965. Out of our past, a history of the township published in 1974. Jet star olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states removed, operated from 1925 to 1965 roller coaster wood sit down. This is a 8 x 10 photograph, shot by a professional photographer in the 1940s.
Olympic park in essex county, nj new jersey gazetteer. This rare footage of a new jersey amusement park will have you longing for the good old days. I treasure the book i have, smile, a picture history of olympic park. 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. A picture history of olympic park, irvington maplewood, n. Park 2 go ewr provides safe and secure parking with same price for self park or valet. Find it all and much more with the interactive roller coaster database. For the glory of the union, the story of a civil war regiment raised in irvington. A picture history of olympic park, 18871965 alan a. No indian village is known to have existed in irvington, but the regions. This view shows the roller coaster and the tumble bug amusement ride with a crowd of people. Why did olympic park in irvington, new jersey, close down. Shop olympic park, irvington, new jersey vintage postcard created by markomundo.
From there it was sent to and still is at disney world. A picture history of olympic park, 18871965 by siegel, alan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. It was the largest amusement park in the state and its 40 acres spanned the cities of irvington, maplewood, and newark. Like most other cities in america at that time newark had its share of amusement parks in the nearby vicinity. Home movies from olympic park in irvington nj 1959. Olympic park, irvington, new jersey vintage post card. Asbury park new jersey shore, it didnt always look like this i spent my summers as a child playing at asbury park. Halfway point between florham park, nj and irvington, nj. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in 191 countries. In the maps and aerial photos section below, youll find links to. Siegel was published in 1983 by rutgers university press. Publicity photograph, creation, olympic park, irvington nj ebay. Homes for sale in olympic park, nj browse olympic park.
Recreation and parks department irvington, ny official. Apr 14, 2018 olympic park in new jersey operated from 1887 thru 1965 and was run by the guenther family. 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. 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. The book jostled my memories of the other fun things i did at olympic park. Have your car washed, detailed or have the oil changed while you are away. Volunteers, a civil war regiment raised in irvington, images of america. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. In the year 2001, the township of irvington is poised for a rebound, after nearly thirty years of hardship. A picture history of olympic park, 18871965 siegel, alan on. Distance between florham park, nj and irvington, nj. Kiddie land olympic park newark, new jersey jersey day, new jersey, essex. May 15, 1910 olympic park opening presents new features.
As of the 2010 united states census, the township had a total population of 53,926, having declined by 6,769. I made this movie in hopes everyone would enjoy taking a look back at the park. Pony ride, 1940s 8 x 10 publicity photograph, olympic park, irvington nj. Youll be amazed at how delicious the canned food is when you purchase it from olympic community market. Olympic park in new jersey operated from 1887 thru 1965 and was run by the guenther family. Hundreds of apartments coming to site of irvington hospital. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite.
For that late night at the office or a lastminute change of plans, this frozen food is both scrumptious and convenient for your schedule. How an iconic jersey carousel landed at disneys magic kingdom. Irvington is a township in essex county, new jersey, united states. Irvington park has a unique feature of varied level tiers. Under the fiftyyear reign of newark brewer henry a. Park in the fully covered, indoor section of our facility for just a small additional cost. Olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states removed, operated from 1925 to 1965 roller coaster wood sit down. I would however book this place again as there good hosts. View 16 photos for 31 olympic ter, irvington, nj 07111 a 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,250 sq. The park property straddled the border of irvington and maplewood with the main entrance on chancellor avenue and a side entrance on 40th st. See more ideas about olympics, park and new jersey. Kiddieland at olympic park in irvington nj jersey day, irvington. There they opened up their original meat market in newark, nj in 1952.
On the street of 40th street and street number is 210. Olympic park cultural feature park in essex county. The scottsville road attraction kept visitors entertained for more than 50 years. A book about olympic park irvington, history of olympics. Mar, 2017 the barnabas healthowned hospital was built on former farmland in 1924, according to images of america. Guenther, millions of men, women, and children passed under the signs smile and learn to play into what the legendary beer baron called a. Guenther, millions of men, women, and children passed under the signs smile and learn to play.
She then moved to new jersey to reunite with her soontobe husband anthony lazirko. 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. View sales history, tax history, home value estimates, and overhead views. Irvington township, a photo history, and smile, a picture history of olympic park, all by alan 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. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. This rare footage of a new jersey amusement park will have. View 2 photos for 37 olympic ter, irvington, nj 07111 a 3 bed, 1 bath, 2,300 sq. Siegel was born and raised in irvington, new jersey. Pony ride, 1940s 8 x 10 publicity photograph, olympic. For the glory of the union, a history of the 26th n. The primary coordinates for olympic park places it within the nj 07040 zip code delivery area. After the park closed, the merrygoround was sold and transported to disney world, in orlando, fl.
My grandfather was a musician there when it opened as a german beer garden. Olympic park 18871965 full length youtube another look. It was the largest amusement park in the state and its 40 acres spanned the cities of irvington. Lastly in the bed room there isnt any night stands which is a little inconvenience. I dont recall what the park admission was as i never paid it. Figure 8 olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states. Olympic park in new jersey amusement park around from an old 16mm home. 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.
After olympic park closed, i wondered where the merrygoround went. Tom cassidy recalls the rarified world of amusement park entertainers at olympic park in new jersey. Olympic park newark, new jersey lost amusement parks. Becker, an affluent member of newarks german community. 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. Olympic park featured amusement rides, elephant shows, games and other events. Jet star olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states removed, operated from to roller coaster wood sit down. Get the best deals on collectible new jersey postcards when you shop the largest online selection at. Village life began to return to normal soon after the british were driven from new jersey. I grew up in irvington nj and remember the ruins of this park, i never had the. Olympic park irvington nj abebooks passion for books.
Jul 23, 2015 kiddieland at olympic park in irvington nj. Also feel free to set us straight on what we apparently dont know. Jet star olympic park irvington, new jersey, united states. Rent homes, cheap apartments, condos, and townhouses. In newark, near elizabeth, was dreamland park, in cliffside park was palisades park and in irvington was olympic park. This time period was not perfect for amusement parks, as many long standing, traditional parks were torn down and lost forever. L ong before the sears wish book there was the johnson smith ca talog. Olympic park is located in essex county of new jersey state. Olympic park 210 40th st, irvington, nj 07111, usa. Roller skating label vintage b8 1 watched in last 24 hours 193050s olympic park irvington, n.777 540 344 1623 694 875 243 1079 1558 746 1373 1534 167 238 1262 776 473 877 369 1458 759 80 1277 390 753 537 1338 1114 455 451 407