Abandoned Connecticut DOT buildings in West Hartford, Connecticut

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Graffiti at Shade Swamp Sanctuary

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Old cage at Shade Swamp Sanctuary

Initially the lady and I had decided to check out the old “Shade Swamp Sanctuary” as it’s known, located in Farmington, CT. This was a roadside zoo, long abandoned, with many of the cages and such still remaining. For a better writeup, you can visit¬†http://www.damnedct.com/shade-swamp-sanctuary-abandoned-zoo-farmington. ¬†However, we initially drove to the wrong place to access the trailhead and found something much more interesting. Walking into the woods down a well used jogging trail, one sees a series of relatively new buildings peeking out of the trees. The effect is striking. What you’re looking at is a hurriedly abandoned DOT office complex. A sad waste of buildings which are still in excellent condition, save the vandalism. Pictures below the cut.

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Debris on the floor

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More Debris

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Electronics

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IBM computer operations manual

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Random debris

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Abandoned garage

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Abandoned propane building

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The center of the complex

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A dock… I think

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Barn

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Office Building / Garage

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Inside of the office building / garage

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The New Connecticut, indeed

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Maybe some of these are still active?

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Forgotten toilet

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Abandoned pile of electronics

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