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May 26, 2011
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Abandoned by siriuslylostwerewolf Abandoned by siriuslylostwerewolf
So there's this weird looking building near the rail road tracks in my local park and I am not quite sure what it is. It's about two stories tall and the back end of it is pointed like a roof, giving it the appearance of a house that has fallen over on it's side.

There were paper mills and breweries all along this RR line back in the late 1800s so perhaps it's something to do with them?

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Mizu-no-Kage Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
It might have been an unloading station. Any other pictures of it-also what state-if it is in the states? :? looks like a fun place to check out.
Kisharu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
This is not the fortress you are looking for...

.....makes me think of a fortress from Star Wars if you ask me :>
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What an interesting looking building! Neato :D
momopocky Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the hell are those wheels? I read someone else's comment, and I guess they could only be pulleys.
Does your city/town have an archive? Maybe you could try to find out what it was from records. Or ask a historian. That's all I can think of. :P

It reminds me of when me and my family took a walk in this one forest and me and my sisters found what looked like plane remains.
I doubt that's what they were, but whatever they were, they had been there long enough to have ivy growing on them.
sheildmaiden88 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Does it remind anyone else of Jurassic Park? Like the part in the rain where they have to climb down into the TRex enclosure?
Projectsunfire Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
it looks a bit like a bridge pylon. There are several near the Mississipi, US. but some of the other features like the holes, and the little pully system leave me wondering.
Projectsunfire Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
oh cool. should have read on.

"that would be a coal Tipple. The railroad's would use them to refuel their steam locomotives with coal. The pulleys would pull the cart up and down from that opening at the top. The opening would have a door that would open and close when the cart was up. The cart would either
A. empty the coal into a shute or
B. Dump the coal into the tender of the locomotive."

starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Woah, this is a GREAT shot, dearest! <333 I loooooove abandoned buildings like these, they always have this haunting vibe on them. :D

Also wondering what this might be/might have been. Maybe some kind of fortress. xD Those windows/rectangular holes/:|?? make me think of cannons put through them and then, you know.... BLAM! 8D And those wheels might be used as a pulley, for getting fresh supplies of ammunition or something. xD

Or maybe it's just a random building and the architect thought nothing in particular while creating this. :| WE WILL NEVER KNOW! 8D
DoctorTonyStarkWho Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i see it as a perfect place to hide and defend youself against zombies, but thats me.
XD Totally looks like a fort. Though, the building named "Hell House" is just up the hill a bit from this so maybe that's what it was.
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