Following our hike at Breakneck Ridge, we had a few hours of sunlight left to do some more exploring. Through some internet browsing, we found out about the abandoned Camp Laguardia aka Greycourt Prison Complex. This complex was built in the early 1900s. It was originally used as a women's prison, but it was shut down and converted into a men's homeless shelter. The homeless men were bused into this rural area from the city, and given shelter at this work-camp. In 2007, it was shut down after several complaints from nearby residents regarding criminal & violent behavior from the ill homeless tenants.
This site is huge, and we explored only a small fraction of it. The outside is taken over with ivy and overgrowth, while the inside sites are full of peeling paint and dust. Overall, it has decayed beautifully but I would advise a lot of caution as it seemed rather unsafe in some areas. Shattered glass is everywhere, along with overgrown poison ivy.
You can read Part Two here.
In the spirit of preserving these locations, we will not release addresses of abandoned structures on this blog.
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