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Abandoned Fort Devens, MA

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Dec. 6th, 2012 | 09:01 pm
posted by: shutterattouch in abandonedplaces

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Once the US Army Intelligence Center and School, I first went to Ft. Devens in 1982.  The again for BNCOC in 1990.  Finally I went to SLC in 2010. It was heartbreaking to see what these beautiful old buildings had become.


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blazerraccoon

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from: blazerraccoon
date: Dec. 7th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
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that IS heartbreaking- I love old red brick buildings....it's all in location though, where I live a building like that would quickly be remodeled and converted into luxury apartments or a trendy office building.

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the broken radio was playing suicide

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from: volare
date: Dec. 7th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
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I live in the area and drive through Devens quite frequently; in the time since these were taken there's been a great deal of revitalizing; several corporations have moved in, many of the officers' barracks have since become homes. In the last two years Devens has petitioned the state to become its own separate township and subsequently failed. There is ongoing infighting amongst the towns who all share space on the former fort, with regards to the tax breaks given the towns, whose school system the children whose families have moved into those formerly abandoned buildings will attend and so on.

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rednikki

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from: rednikki
date: Dec. 7th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
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That's great to hear! I'd love to see a couple of photos of what these buildings look like now.

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Hauptmann Müller

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from: hauptmann
date: Dec. 7th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
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The post theater... If it was the only structure standing for miles around, I'd know what that land was before. XD I don't think I've seen one of that design that was in much better condition, while still in use (aside from the vegetation cut away).

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: Dec. 7th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
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I love the pics, especially the rocks and the vine covered stairs. Glad to hear the buildings have since been re-purposed. So many military buildings sit and rot for lack of need and/or need asbestos abatement.

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♛ Serenity

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from: clarionromance
date: Dec. 7th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I love the exterior shots!! Thank you for sharing this!

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shutterattouch

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from: shutterattouch
date: Dec. 7th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
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I wish I could have gone inside, but I was there on official business, so B&E would have been A Very Bad Idea.

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♛ Serenity

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from: clarionromance
date: Dec. 8th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
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It's fine. I rather like the exterior shots. <3

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Dec. 8th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
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Spent a LOT of time there when I was in the National Guard. yikes.

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