Levoy Theater bricks will help rebuild Palace of Depression

    The Levoy Theater closed in 1970 around the same time the Palace of Depression was demolished in Vineland. Now they’re being rebuilt together.

    As the Millville theater begins to rebuild after its January collapse, board members have agreed to send excavated bricks to the Palace for its own restoration project.

    The Palace of Depression is a county attraction — a post-Depression home built on seven acres and made out of scraps and junk. It was demolished in 1969 not long after its owner, Alaskan gold miner George Daynor, died.

    But as the News of Cumberland County reports, Levoy will help revive the “Strangest House in the World.” The theater should be open next spring, but it could be about five years before the volunteer Palace project is complete.

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