Friday, July 10, 2009
1908: White City Amusement Park
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION
These two scenes depict White City Amusement Park in its heyday. The entrance in the top scene was on McClellan Avenue at the foot of Harrison Avenue. The tall pillars are long gone. Only the base, overgrown with vegetation, exists today and is the entrance to the former Casino, aka White City Mansion, a private residence. Note the pavilion right center behind the people. The children's railroad is seem at the bottom of the pillars. The bottom scene with attendees in their sartorial finery features the Park's roller coaster. This and the other amusements resulted in the Park being dubbed The Coney Island of New Jersey.