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Grew up down the road on a neighboring farm, my father was actually a farm supervisor there when I was a kid and we had free run of the place . If you like that fireplace you would really like the old stone wardens house that has a fireplace in everytime... ghosts are running around free also
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It looks like there are footprints on the tub.
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i been there the place is hunted
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Yes I remember the chapel, it was in very good shape and it even looked like it was being used at the time. For some reason I didn't snap a pic. Thanks for the heads-up!
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Hi. I worked at The Training School from 1988 to 1991 on the maintenance staff. There were a few occasions I was able to make it out to the Menatico Campus. At that time, there were a few of the cottages being used as housing for management personnel. Some of those buildings, even I was afraid of entering. The buildings there are very similar to the ones on the main campus. Very nice, detailed architecture. I'm surprised you don't have any pictures of the chapel. I was back there a couple years ago, and that is still in decent shape. There was a time when I was thinking of trying to buy it and convert it to living space. Yeah, like Alice in Alice's Restaurant.

If you are ever out there again, if you go all the way out to the end of the fields on the left, there is a lake and an old recreation area you might find interesting. Also, somewhere in the middle of the fields, there is a building where I think they used to raise cattle or some kind of livestock. It's hard to find because it is in the middle of an overgrown area.
Hope they didn't make the boys take bathes in here! I'm sure it would have been torture for most of them. However, I bet most of the girls loved it! What a creative use of wallpaper! Someone (or some people) went to a lot of trouble to do all that.....Thanks, Motts, for another fantastic gallery, and its' interesting history! I'm always looking forward to your next gallery.
WOW, Motts! You can find beauty everywhere!....They definitely don't make'em like they used to (except a few rare exceptions).
I really like the fireplace mesh doors, too! I wonder where I could get some made? Ideas anyone? Does anyone know a Blacksmith in the Southeast U.S.A.?
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Try to imagine how many male feet climbed, ran up, jumped down those stairs...no more.
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There is no doorknob, just the socket of where the doorknob used to be. The socket looks brass. I repeat, there is no actual doorknob...lol
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Reminds me of a quilt.
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I often visited the colony when I was a young boy in the 1950's. A family friend was the caretaker there and took me fishing in the lake and stream. I have a vivid memory of the slaughter house and pig heads hanging on those hooks.
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Looks like someone couldn't make up their mind which wallpaper to use,so they just used 'em all
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wow! can't believe its just rotting there.
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Nothing like a little spice to add into your daily life. :U