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Location DB > United States > Connecticut > Waterbury > Chase Brass and Copper
Chase Brass and Copper
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created by consecrated on 6/9/2010 2:55 PM
last modified by Adv.Pack on 10/25/2014 1:24 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Very, very large partitioned mill structure. Off site power station (just cross the Naug river) and dump site. Once called the "mile long mill". Tower is cool but hard to access.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Thomaston Ave
Waterbury, Connecticut
United States
Owner: City of Waterbury
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • Vagrants, Tight spaces (entry/exit), Welded exits, pitch black in most areas.
  •  Interesting Features
    Large, open spaces full of someone else's junk and old equipment. Unfortunately, since the building was repurposed in the 80's, all the original equipment is gone. Lot's of newer 'old' equipment abandoned in the last decade still exists. The main 'tower' is cool but hard to access (near center of the building). Cross the Naug to the west over the convenient (but fenced) foot bridge to visit Chase's acclaimed waste site. No vegetation tells the story. Keep going up the hill to see the old power station and shed. While overgrown, it's worth the hike being a bit eerie at dusk. Lot's of roof access too.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  • Partially active, so watch for employees milling around
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1868
    Closed: 1976
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • Extremely dark, flashlights are a must!
  •  Recommended Equipment
    'Disposable' ladder
    One of the larger brass companies in Waterbury, contributing to the name "Brass City". The Mile Long Mill was collectively known as Chase Metalworks and now Waterbury Industrial Commons. The building is partially abandoned. (East side) The property west of the Naug was used as a hazmat dump site for Chase during the early 1900's. The EPA has since cleaned it up. The building was fully repurposed in 1983 leaving little evidence of the old product.
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     Future Plans
    The City of Waterbury plans on razing it and building a large public works complex in its place.

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    First trip
    Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
    posted by consecrated
    20 pictures

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    Category Rating
    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 11/1/2014 5:58 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 1 14 at 17:58, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Oct 25 14 at 1:24, Adv.Pack changed the following: Status
  • on Oct 21 11 at 3:57, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 10 11 at 0:58, ban256 created a new gallery
  • on Jun 9 10 at 19:00, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jun 9 10 at 15:53, consecrated made this location available
  • on Jun 9 10 at 15:52, consecrated added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 9 10 at 15:51, consecrated updated gallery First trip
  • on Jun 9 10 at 15:49, consecrated added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 9 10 at 15:48, consecrated added some pictures to a gallery
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