Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Post Coming Soon

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Banton Street

Banton Street nestled between Route 15 and the Quinnipiac River from the 1920's to the early 70's, at its peak it was home to over 36 homes, Now?... Population zero. Do to upstream development over the years river flooding became too much for this community, and in 1972 the state bought the remaining homes demolishing them to the ground. Now all that remains are empty grass covered lots and plant covered curb line with the remains of building foundations.

Today a majority of Banton Street is owned by the state of Connecticut and part of the Quinnipiac River State Park. Its abandoned streets can be walked today without fear of trespassing.

Old Staircase into river
Old Driveway


Failed Christmas Tree Garden?

Fence marking former property line

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Post Coming Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pratt & Whitney- North Haven

This 160 Acre site located in between U.S 5 and Quinnipiac River State Park was once home to Pratt & Whitney. Thousands of people a day would park in the now grass and tree covered lots to go to work. Closing fully just 10 years ago in 2002 nature has made major progress in taking over. The once lush green grass baseball fields now over grown... the basketball courts rusted... The parking lot is still scattered with old fork lifts as if people were coming back to work the next day. A shiny mint condition GMC fire engine still sits 10 years later in the Plants fire garage ready to go. Chemical and oil Garage opened ready for dumping down the long shoots within.

Readers Warning: Note that there is only one way in and out of the site, and that is down the plants road and over a bridge... so not an easy getaway. "No Trespassing" signs are clearly posted. If you do plan on going here I recommend parking elsewhere and walking in. Also beware there are alarms in the main building...VERY LOUD ALARMS!

Security Office

Enhanced Picture of Fire Engine being posted soon...


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Posts Coming Soon

Pratt and Whitney North Haven and more...