In the town of Hamburg, New Jersey stands an old mill and a gingerbread castle.
The Gingerbread Castle sits silently at the end of this driveway, surrounded not by a moat but by barbed wire fencing and ‘do not trespass’ signs.
Come closer and take a look…
Once upon a time, back in the late 1920’s, the Gingerbread Castle was the centerpiece of an amusement park built next to the Wheatsworth Mill. The Gingerbread Castle was in continuous operation until 1978… it reopened briefly in the ’80’s and then closed for good in 1989.
Fairy tale characters used to abound here… now, sitting alone on his wall only Humpty Dumpty remains.
The Gingerbread Castle is slowly fading away…
eventually only memories will remain.
Sadly there is no happy ending … just, the end.
– by Joan –
(CLICK HERE to read about the Gingerbread Castle and Wheatsworth Mill)