Monday, August 31, 2009

Towne Park

Towne Park, originally uploaded by M. Rosenberg.

Saw this sign in downtown Camden today and thought, that's a pretty cool old sign. It's just sitting in the middle of a parking lot with no hotel in sight. I'm guessing the Towne Park hasn't been around in many years. Although if it did exist, they'd have to pay me to stay in downtown Camden after dark.

I did a little more research and found this old picture of the motel from the 70's when it still existed:

"The Towne Park Motel stood in the 800 block of Market Street in Camden NJ. Built after World War II, its business declined as Camden's economy fell off. By the early 1990s it had devolved into a rooming house, inhabited mostly by junkies. prostitutes, and other undesirables. It was razed early in the decade."

One raw image edited in Photoshop.

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