Interstate 189, Burlington, VT

These photos were taken of an abandoned segment of I-189 in Burlington, VT located west of Route 7.

History according to http://www.aaroads.com/guide.php?page=i0189vt:  In the early 1970s, an extension of I-189 (the Southern Connector) was proposed.  The discovery of contaminated soil around the Pine Street Barge Canal halted work on the expressway north of Pine Street.  The 0.5-mile portion that had already been constructed was left abandoned.

More information:  Website

Location:  Google Maps (44.447392, -73.216413)

Hogback Mountain Ski Area, Brattleboro, VT

Hogback Mountain is an abandoned ski area approximately 16 miles west of Brattleboro, Vermont, accessed by VT Route 9.

History from http://www.nelsap.org/vt/hogback.html: Hogback Mountain was a ski resort from 1946 to 1986.  Increasing insurance rates in combination with competition from nearby resorts led to the area closing in 1986.  The Hogback Mountain Conservation Association purchased the land in 2010 and transferred a conservation easement to the Town of Marlboro. The land is now open to the public.

These photos were taken along the Tower Trail along Hogback Mountain.

More information: https://www.hogbackvt.org/

Abandoned Barn, Pine Plains, NY

This is an abandoned barn at the intersection of Schultz Hill Road and Route 199 in Pine Plains, NY.  It may have been a blacksmith shop at some point, based on some historical research.  Not photographed is the fact that there is some machinery under ground in the basement that appears to have been powered by the stream through a raceway.

Location:  Google Maps (41.978771, -73.615832)

Former Arthur S. May School, Poughkeepsie, NY

This school was most recently known as the Arthur S. May Elementary School.  Previously it was simply the Arlington Elementary School, and it was originally the first high school for the Arlington Central School District.  The building was built in 1924.  The school is located on Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The school district stopped using this location in June 2014 and moved the name of the school (Arthur S. May) to a nearby building.  The property is now for sale, as of 2017.

I particularly liked photographing the “Boys” and “Girls” entrance signs, and also the various staircases throughout the building.  It was kind of sad to read the final goodbye notes on the white boards, especially the principal’s (“pack my office”).

Location:  Google Maps (25 Raymond Avenue)

Westervelt Family Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY

The family cemetery for the Westervelts is located on Route 9 (a.k.a. South Road or Albany Post Road) in Poughkeepsie, NY just north of IBM road, cattycorner to the location of the building known as the Westervelt house, which was demolished in 2017 and the property is being redeveloped as a bank.

Unfortunately some vandalism has occurred at the cemetery property.  Please be respectful of the property and to those who are buried there!

Location: Google Maps (41.652050, -73.928717)

Port Orange Train Depot, Port Orange, FL

According to Wikipedia, this site is the Port Orange Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot (also known as the Central Pump & Supply Company) in Port Orange, FL. The station was originally built in 1894, and was used as a flag stop as late as 1955. In 1966, it was relocated 500 feet north of its original location. On February 5, 1998, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

More information: Website

Location:  Google Maps (29.143917, -80.993050)