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Location DB > United States > West Virginia > Charles Town > Shenandoah Downs
Shenandoah Downs
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created by maypost on 2/27/2006 4:26 AM
last modified by maypost on 6/16/2006 7:58 PM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished 06/14/06
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: forget it - it is gone :-(
 Physical Information

Charles Town, West Virginia
United States
Owner: Penn National Gaming
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    On the grounds of an active casino/racetrack. The eye in the sky is always watching....always.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • Cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1933
    Closed: 1972
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    The Track was built in 1933 and was at the time, the only running horse track in the united states. J. Edgar Hoover was a regular Guest here as well as John Kennedy and Jacki O. In 1972 A new track was build across the street and the Shenandoah Downs was closed and used as a practice track until January of 2006 when Demolition began to make way for a new hotel for the active casino/racetrack on the property.
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     Future Plans
    Currently in the demolition process. It will be gone mid March at the latest. The company that own the casino has plans to build a 5 star hotel where the paddock and grandstand now stand.

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    Daily Double
    Mon, Feb 27th, 2006
    posted by maypost
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/18/2006 4:08 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 18 06 at 16:08, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 16 06 at 19:58, maypost made this location public
  • on Jun 16 06 at 19:58, maypost changed the following: Status, Recommendation
  • on Feb 27 06 at 7:14, maypost changed the following: History, Recommendation, Security Measures, Recommended Equipment, Future Plans
  • on Feb 27 06 at 5:16, maypost changed the following: Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Feb 27 06 at 5:15, maypost made this location private
  • on Feb 27 06 at 5:15, maypost made this location public
  • on Feb 27 06 at 5:10, maypost updated gallery Daily Double
  • on Feb 27 06 at 5:08, maypost deleted 2 pictures from gallery Daily Double
  • on Feb 27 06 at 4:38, maypost created a new gallery
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