Silk City Diner- near Carney’s Point/Deepwater, NJ

We saw this one in New Jersey, near Carney’s Point. It’s a Silk City. It’s hard to tell precisely what it is, I don’t recall there being any signage on it. A large porch has been added, as has a handicapped ramp, which in conjunction with the roof addition, obscures the majority of the diner. There’s an open/closed sign in the front door and tables on the porch, so I can only assume its still a restaurant of some sort.

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A view from the side. It looks like the roof addition does not actually cover the roof or protect the diner, it’s just for the porch. The diner may have been painted that red color at one point.
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A different day, in the pouring rain

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Silk City Diner Tags

The Paterson Vehicle Company produced Silk City Diners from 1927 until 1964. Here are examples of some of the styles of tags they used to identify their products.

All photos (c) Spencer Stewart, may not be reused without permission.

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Neptune Diner- Lancaster, PA

I stopped here this morning for coffee, a bagel and a side of scrapple, something I haven’t had access to up at school.

Me coming out of the diner.
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Cowcatcher corners.
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Inside of diner. Tile floor. Maroon and stainless dominate.
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Painted neon sign.
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Stools
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Backbar
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Me- in the diner.
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Vestibule with reflection of sign
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The neptune was built by Mountain View in 1951, and is serial number 296. It used to be known as the DeLuxe Diner.

White Diamond Hamburgers- Linden, NJ

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sign- white diamond. font is reminiscent of white castle

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side

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Blue Tower enamel signs were painted over when it changed names. The paint is fading/ peeling now.

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Centrally located grill- I’ve never seen another diner in person with this setup.

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Blue, white, and metal

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View through grill vent window.

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DiNic’s- Ex White Tower- NJ/WV

This New Jersey White Tower was one of the rare ones built by the Valentine Diner company. Under threat of destruction, it was moved to West Virginia by John Shoaf.

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Next door was the beautiful Harwan Movie theater, which as I understand it, is no more.

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Hollywood Diner- Dover, DE

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This diner was made by the Fodero Diner company of Bloomfield, NJ, which was around from 1933 to 1981. This one was built c. 1954.

Fodero Diner factory site now

For pictures of the Hollywood Diner from 2008, visit here.