This mill in northeastern Connecticut was built in 1825, processing cotton and making yarn until it was abandoned sometime after 1973.
Nobody knows exactly when it was abandoned, but like a lot of these old mills, it probably happened in stages with some parts of the building abandoned a lot longer than others. 01: Exterior
Camera facing east 02: Hatches 03: Hell Hole
The floor here was made of concrete over wood. Now it's made of air. 04: Windows n Stuff 05: Glass 06: The Oddest Stuff
It's amazing the random crap that collects in old mills. The other half of this tanning bed was halfway across the building. 07: Bob Had Bitch Tits 08: Quonset Hut
A giant one, and there's another floor below this. 09: Through 10: Second Floor
In some places, steel beams were added later. Either to shore up the building, mount hoists, make more floor space, or all of the above. 11: Fire Escape 12: Window
The roof on this corner blew off. 13: 2-Ton
The third floor. 14: Cotton
A little left over from the massive amount that got processed here. 15: Toob 16: The Basement 17: Built Like A
This is one skookum tank. 18: Hydraulic Pump
This big pump still moved smoothly after sitting still for lord knows how long. It demanded to be spun, so we spun it. 19: Turbine Room Floor
This room was a death trap. Under this floor it's like 15 feet down to a pit of dark water. 20: Rubble
Under all that rubble, there's two turbines. 21: Turbine
There's only one spot in the room where it's still possible to get underneath. There are two turbines like this one, awkwardly crammed in here around the stone at different heights and angles. 22: Yarn
Clumps of this stuff were all over the place, but the yarn protected by this little arch still had its colors. 23: The Dam
The dam was about a quarter mile north of the mill. The headrace here is totally underground and I can't see where it ever would have connected to the pond.
This was an interesting place and there's still more I have yet to see. There will definitely be a return trip.
Thanks for looking.