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Can You Identify This Building?

This local landmark is long abandoned and surrounded by forest, but where and what is it?

Share your answers in our comments section below and be sure to check back with Patch on Friday for the answer.

Elaine February 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Is this in Middlefield near the Blackbird Tavern?
Sarah Atwell February 23, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I'm going to guess it's somewhere on the old Happy Acres property.
Christine Graichen February 23, 2012 at 01:46 AM
You could solve this very easily by asking the photographer :)
Jennifer Schulten February 23, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Christine's comment made me smile.
meg lord February 23, 2012 at 02:04 AM
So who is the photographer? I think its out towards higganum... In the woods. Idk do tell the suspense is killing me.
Michael Hayes (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 04:53 AM
If I included the photographer's name it might make it easier to identify because that person is linked to the town where the building is found. I will say this, the guessers are cold.
sue February 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM
is it an abandoned cottage near Lake Beseck?
Concerned February 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
I think it is the old rifle range, near West St & Orchard Lane - going up towards the Lymans Cold Storage building.
Christine February 23, 2012 at 03:11 PM
could it be one of the old, abandoned textile mills on the river that flows from Wadsworth falls? it looks like one of the buildings tucked back near the falls...
Michael Hayes (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Good guess Christine, but the building is NOT located in Middlefield (or Rockfall). That leaves two towns....
MERCEDES RICCIUTI February 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I've never seen the site but it could be Cowboy Valley in Killingwoth
Michael Hayes (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Getting closer...
Eric Auer February 23, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Fosters Pond now part of Chatfield Hollow south of rte 80 Killingworth state of Ct
Michael Hayes (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 07:16 PM
You're right Eric! According to local historian Thomas Lentz this is a sawmill. It is the only standing sawmill in the Town of Killingworth. It is located on State property in Chatfield Hollow. It was probably built around 1900 on the site of an earlier mill and operated until around 1950. Water was supplied from a mill pond. Thanks everybody for taking a guess. We'll have another photo up next week! If you think you can stump everyone we encourage you to submit a local photo with a few details to michael.hayes@patch.com!
A village idiot February 23, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Durham and middle fields new combined community center. We got it for a steal. We only paid 3 million for it....
A village idiot February 23, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Wanna buy it back for a dollar????

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