Archive for December, 2014

Abandoned J.H. Sessions factory – Bristol, CT

Abandoned J.H. Sessions factory – Bristol, CT

The J.H.Sessions & Son manufacturing company was formed in 1861 in Bristol CT.  They manufactured hardware for trunks at their 273 Riverside Ave. location.  In 1907 a larger warehouse was added on.  This may be the picture you see from the road. In 1873 John H. Session admitted his son […]

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Repurposed  Stillwater Mill – Harrisville, RI

Repurposed Stillwater Mill – Harrisville, RI

In circa 1918 the privately owned Stillwater Woorsted Mill was built in Harrisivlle RI.  The Clearview River runs through Harrisville and was home to a number of manufacturing concerns through the 1900’s.  Many of which were mill types dedicated to manufacturing textiles. The Stillwater Mill was the largest of the […]

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Yantic Falls (Indian Leap) – Norwich, CT

Yantic Falls (Indian Leap) – Norwich, CT

First let me apologize for the very poor quality of these photographs.  I happened upon this very cool site and only had my cell phone with me.  Because light was streaming in through the tree tops it just couldn’t handle the high dynamic range so I did the best I […]

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Repurposed Mill at Indian Leap – Norwhich CT

Repurposed Mill at Indian Leap – Norwhich CT

The attached photo’s represent the once abandoned and recently repurposed mills of the Indian Leap neighborhood of Norwich, CT.  The best that I can determine is that these mills belonged to the Falls Mill Company circa 1860.  Power was harnessed by the Yantic Falls less than 1/4 mile upstream.  Unfortunately I […]

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Kartway Dairy Bar – Gales Ferry, CT

Kartway Dairy Bar – Gales Ferry, CT

This dairy bar is a big hit in Gales Ferry with the local residents and has been for years and years. A handful of folks have written to advise me that this is still a thriving business and that the go karts (which are to the rear of the building), […]

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Fall Scenic – Roadside Harrisville, RI

Fall Scenic – Roadside Harrisville, RI

While working as a salesman I was travelling on Rt. 102 in Harrisville RI when I spotted this nice fall scenic out my window.  I pulled the car over, jumped out and snapped this photo with my Fujifilm F100fd, 12 mp, pocket camera.

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Abandoned Factory Dayville CT

Abandoned Factory Dayville CT

This is what remains of an abandoned factory in Dayville, CT.  I cannot determine for sure what factory this was.  This is probably from the mid 1800’s.  I would guess it was a woolen or fabric mill. Photo’s taken with a Samsun Galaxy Note 2, 8 mp, camera phone.  

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Abandoned factory – Burrillville, RI

Abandoned factory – Burrillville, RI

Manufacturer in Harrisville (Burrillville) RI of plastic films serving various industries closed this facility in 2004.  This cost the area at least 60 jobs. Photographs taken with Fujifilm F100D pocket camera.

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