Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Abandoned Buildings of New Ipswich - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The jewel of the three building is the Appleton Academy which apparently has been purchased by an unknown party. One can only hope that the new owners will preserve this historic building.
My Children went to Central School. I remember seeing the parade of classes making the short trek to the library. I liked this school but it has fallen on hard times.

FOR SALE!  Dollar General has made an offer to purchase the property for more than the asking price. The store chain has identified New Ipswich as a food desert, meaning that access to large grocery stores involves a reasonably long drive. The Zoning Board of Adjustments is in deliberations over the final outcome. The next public hearing will be held July, 18th 2013. 
The "Ugly", building 2, home to Toxic Mold

Building 2 is the former site of the Police Station and later the Green Center. An ongoing debate over whether it should be torn down or left vacant. It contains mechanical and electrical systems used by the adjacent town office. Maybe it has a future for urban explorers in protective suits.

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