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Old Limerick grist mill foundations
Taken on 06/16/06, photo courtesy of Mike C.
Old Limerick grist mill foundations
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Mike C. writes "This picture is of the foundation of the old grist mill that sits on the west bank of the Perch River about one hundred yards north of the State Route 180 bridge in Limerick, right next to the Limerick Falls.  I believe the mill stopped operating sometime in the mid-1800's."

Right side of road, as you head out of Watertown.
Date taken - unknown, Photo courtesy of Lida Rose.
Rutland Hollow Road, right side of road, as you head out of Watertown.
  See Lida Rose's other excellent photos on Flickr, click here.
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Abandoned house by the Ashcraft Pond
Taken on 08/09/06, photo courtesy of Lida Rose.
Abandoned house by the Ashcraft Pond, Bear Town Road
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Lida P. writes: this house "is on the Bear Town Road, town of Croghan, next to Ashcraft Pond. The town of Croghan historian, Jack Sweeney, told me it used to belong to a man who raised bullfrogs in the pond, for sale to restaurants that served frogs legs. The snakes moved into the house and it was abandoned. Interesting bit of rather scary history!"
More photos of this house and the interior on this page.

 

Black & white shot of previous
Taken on 08/09/06, photo courtesy of Lida Rose.
Black & white shot of previous
More photos of this house and the interior on this page.
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Old school house on the Third Road near Beaver Falls
Taken in 2004, photo courtesy of Lida Rose.
Old school house on the Third Road near Beaver Falls
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Jack W. writes: "The school on the third road belongs to John Honer, my neighbor, he is father Foster Honer bought it when Beaver River was centralized. Fosters intentions were to retire from faming and raise heifers. Pasturing them in the summer on the Black River flats where he had a camp and could live and fish and watch his livestock. The School house was to be his winter home. Unfortunately fate had other plans. He died a young man."

 

Third Bridge near Deer River
Taken on 08/03/06, Photo courtesy of Lida Rose.
Third Bridge near Deer River
On what was the Old State Road, off the Deer River-Copenhagen Road. The road is only maintained seasonally.
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On 8/1/12 Scott D. writes "I love this old bridge. For almost 30 years my wife and I have driven down this road just for the hell of it. It holds special memories for us. The bridge is so nostalgic, I hope that it never torn down. It's a shame that things have to change to the point that these old bridges and homes are abandoned or left to return to dust."
 
On 12/18/12 "welcome to the 80's" writes "
From the Carthage car club, everyone knows 3rd bridge."
Close-up of top of bridge - 1891
Taken on 08/03/06, Photo courtesy of Lida Rose.
Close-up of top of bridge - 1891
  See Lida Rose's other excellent photos on Flickr, click here.
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Strange-looking stone/wood house, Route 37
Taken on 10/10/08
Strange-looking stone/wood house and silo, Route 37 near Hammond
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Strange-looking stone/wood house, Route 37
Beautiful visitor-submitted photo of this house, taken by Aaron Hall (link to his Facebook album)
Front view, silo of a barn in background
Taken on 10/10/08
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Front view
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Doreen comments: "Creepy I think not-but rather a beautiful aura.  I have loved this house since I first saw it as a child when my family and I travelled thru the town this building is located at. It has been empty for as long as I can remember. Any info about its history would be greatly appreciated."
Nathan M. writes: "This house is so old it was abandoned a long time ago. My dad grew up (near) there and it was like this since he can remember. He tried buying it from the farmer who owns it but he would not sell this. Its a shame I would have lived there. Now its a ghost of Hammond's past. I still love to check it out as I go by. Its a shame the owner won't sell it for refurbishing."
On 2/7/12 Bill writes "This place was owned and farmed by a family named Louks. I did not know the husband, he died before I knew them, killed on a tractor if I remember correctly. His wife's name was Ruth and she continued to run the farm with one hired man. I serviced the milking equipment many times in the late fifties thru about 1964. The barn burned and it was sold to a large adjoining farm on the north side owned by the Hadlock family. Mr. Edward Hadlock had a carpenter working on it for several weeks and did a gross amount of interior refurbishing, including a complete new kitchen & dinette. The windows were sealed with lumber very soon after the work was completed and it has sat idle since, never used after that. Several persons asked to buy it over the years but were always told it was not for sale."
Front view, silo of a barn in background
Taken on 10/10/08
Another angle
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Stone schoolhouse?  Route 37.
Taken on 10/10/08
Stone schoolhouse?  Route 37, near Hammond
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On 06/18/12 DonnaC wrote "I noticed recently that the statue in the front has disappeared. Does anyone know what happened to it? I love driving to Black Lake and seeing all the old buildings and such. It will be missed."
Another old schoolhouse?  Route 37
Taken on 01/05/07
Flat Rock Schoolhouse.  Route 37, near Brier Hill
Update 10/10/08.  This little building continues to deteriorate and part of it has fallen.  See pics below:


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Caryn M. has a bit about this on her websites at this link and this link.
Ruins of old milk factory, along what is left of the train tracks (which is now a walking/ATV trail) on Elm Ridge Road outside of Theresa
Taken on 01/11/07
Ruins of old milk factory, along what is left of the train tracks (which is now a walking/ATV trail) on Elm Ridge Road outside of Theresa
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Small partial panoramic of a different view of the previous
Taken on 01/11/07
Small partial panoramic of a different view of the previous
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Remains of old tourist cabins and office on Route 26, just inside Alexandria Bay village limits.
Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
Remains of old tourist cabins and office on Route 26, just inside Alexandria Bay village limits
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Remains of old tourist cabins and office on Route 26, just inside Alexandria Bay village limits.
Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
Another view
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Remains of old tourist cabins and office on Route 26, just inside Alexandria Bay village limits.
Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
More
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Remains of old tourist cabins and office on Route 26, just inside Alexandria Bay village limits.
Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
Another
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Old farmhouse on Route 12 between Alex Bay and the TI Bridge
Taken on 03/25/08
Old farmhouse on Route 12 between Alex Bay and the TI Bridge
Scannerman originally took shots of this house that I posted here.  I liked the buildings so well that I went back a year later and took some higher resolution photos.
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Old farmhouse on Route 12 between Alex Bay and the TI Bridge
Taken on 03/25/08
Another side, notice advertising sign

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Old farmhouse on Route 12 between Alex Bay and the TI Bridge
Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
Old farmhouse on Route 12 between Alex Bay and the TI Bridge
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Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
Route 12, just east of the I-81 interchange
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Scannerman writes: "I wonder how many thousands of cars go by this poor old house every day and if anyone ever thinks about the people who lived and died there? Sad."

On 7/21/08 Joe S. says: "It was the farm of the John Shields family from approx. 1850 to mid 1900's. John Thomas Shields was English, born in London, in 1815, was a seaman in the Royal Navy and jumped ship in Canada and came to the U.S. He married Sarah (Sally) Arnold of Stone Mills and settled there to raise his family. Sally can be traced back to RI and was a distant relative of Benedict Arnold. Their daughter Mary Ida was my great grandmother. She married Frederick Wiley of Clayton. Photos of family members and their genealogy can be seen on Mark Wentling's "Legends" site.
I don't know who owns the place now, but it's possible that it is still in the family, or abandoned."

Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
Another pic of previous
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Taken on 03/28/07, photo courtesy of Scannerman.
One more
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Taken on 04/03/07
Ruins of an old barn, on Route 12 North, a few miles north of Watertown
near corner of Reed Road.
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From Eric H.: "It was the Glen Park Village Clerk, Mrs. Hoard, who first told me that those foundations belonged to Jacob Brown's brother John.  After that I found the following from Shirley Farone's page, as taken from the Pamelia "Town History from Childs Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N. Y. (1890)": 'Smith Scoville located here before 1811, and afterwards opened a hotel [the hotel is the stone house that stands on the southwest corner of Route 12 and Military Road--my maps actually list that crossroad as "Scoville Corners" - Eric]. John Brown came from Brownville in 1812 and built the first frame house in the southeast part of the town.'
The 1864 map of Pamelia shows a "T. Brown" at the approximate location of the foundations, but the building appears on the opposite side of the road. (It also lists the Scoville Hotel as the "J.H. Davenport Hotel"-- I wonder if there is any connection to the Davenport Hotel in Copenhagen?)"

Taken on 04/03/07
2nd Angle

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