Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Old Fresh-Air Camp

This property was once a summer camp for city children, and the cabin I live in was the gatekeeper's house. The camp, half a mile up the lane, closed in 1971. The lane ends in this circle at the camp building, consisting of dining hall and dormitory. The tree in the raised bed is a gorgeous redbud when it's in bloom. The gates, for which I had keys, persisted until road widening in 2002.

I was able to enter the ruins and take photographs, and I'll be showing them here over the next few posts. No surprise that the building was closed in part because of asbestos issues.

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