Old Church & run down house - Rail Trail

Old Church & run down house - Rail Trail

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Since: Jul 08

Hartford, CT

#1 Nov 4, 2009
My fiance and i have frequented the rails to trails route on our bikes. Through the Granby route, there's an old run down church with a house that doesn't really look livable. Does anyone know the history of this site? That house looks really run down, and it bothers me that people actually live in it.
Guy with the Wooden Eye

Newington, CT

#2 Nov 5, 2009
The house and church are of not of business, the conditions that they are in are because of the cost of the law suits to stop the state from illegally seizing their land. The land which is the right of way of the rail road was to be returned to the land owner when the rail road stopped operations. Now their land is divided with strangers and trespassers on the right of way and wondering off it, leaving their trash and waste from their dogs. This how evil the state treats land owners.

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Since: Jul 08

Hartford, CT

#3 Nov 5, 2009
The house doesn't look livable and there are people living in it.

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Since: Oct 09

Southwick, Massachusetts

#4 Nov 5, 2009
Leilani Vasques wrote:
The house doesn't look livable and there are people living in it.
Perhaps you couldn't quite understand what the person in the last post said... The place is in such disrepair because the folks that own it have had to spend every last dollar they have fighting to keep the place that should have been returned to them after the rail line closed. If you are concerned about the livability of the place, maybe you should swing by and offer them some help putting it back together. Meanwhile, let them live as peacefully as possible with all the wide eyed "naturalists" and disgusting dogs running through their property.

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Since: Jul 08

Hartford, CT

#5 Nov 5, 2009
Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today!
Ex-Granby Resident

United States

#6 May 30, 2010
That area housed the tobacco workers and nursery workers for Culbro back in the 40's - 60's. There's an old abandoned factory nearby too - forget what they made. The little community once had a name - Floydville??- but is mostly abandoned now. I see the little church when I walk there - another instance of land reverting to the state after the railline ended in the early 70's, and left to die.

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