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Location DB > United States > New York > Chestertown > Melody Lane Shelties (aka House of Tires)
Melody Lane Shelties (aka House of Tires)
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created by 'Dukes on 6/5/2005 1:53 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/9/2016 3:05 AM
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Two story farm house. Used to breed shelties back in the fifties. Awesome deckwork; fieldstone used every where .
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned, completely, and forgotten.
Accessibility: easy, but plan on wading through overgrown woods
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Near exit 25 on the Adirondack northway, or maybe its' exit 27 I can't remember. Find it yourself.
Chestertown, New York
United States
Owner: public (eminent domain)
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Excellent field stone porch; I wish I had one like this.
    Tires; everywhere.
    Brochures from the former kennel.

    another oddity; you wont' find a toilet or shower in the entire building.

     Security Measures
  • Oddly enough; absolutely none; I feel like I'm the only person who can see this house.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1945
    Closed: 1966
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  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  • bug spray
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    this one has been on my plate for a loooong time. It's just a house, but a house that sits back in the 'dacks about 40 yards; yet it's uncommon with it's sweet fieldstone pillars which used to support a second story porch.
    I wouldn't post a house location unless I knew something about it; now I do.
    They bred shelties here; read the brochure in the pics; you could air freight your bitch in to get bred here..
    It was hot, I got bitten my bugs, and I tried to relive what went on here many years ago. The house is intact.However the stairs to the basement are not. I'm pretty daring, but not daring enough to descend stairs obviously detached from the floor joists.
    My guess was that this poor lady had her house taken during the '60's during the construction of I87. It sits just yards from the Northway; and it's filled with tires; tons of them!
    I was so suprised to find anything in here; and then I found the pamphlets; the property was a kennel. Back when phone #'s only required 4 digits.
    There are several outbuildings which I would take as kennels; however, I wore short sleeves; I couldn't penetrate the treeline; the undergrowth here is significant.
    Brochures are everywhere. Interestingly, the prescence of campers/ squatters is present.

     Media Coverage
    Are you kidding? This old place is forgotten and only seen by snowmobilers.

     Future Plans
    Sadly, she'll rot.

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    sled trails always lead to interesting places
    Sun, Jun 5th, 2005
    posted by 'Dukes
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  • on Dec 9 16 at 3:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
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  • on Jun 5 05 at 5:38, 'Dukes changed the main information
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