Looking for information of a odd buil...

Looking for information of a odd building possibly in the Wilton area

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Plattsburgh, NY

#1 Nov 10, 2010
It has been many of years since I last traveled the back roads of Saratoga county. But in some of my travels I remember passing a building that has stuck with me, but could never find out more about it. If I am remembering right is more out in the wilton area.

The building sits back from the road and the times I drove by it it would be hard to notice because of the trees. It is a concrete building, I believe it was a tan or yellow in color or it could have been gray. Though the yellow seems to stick out more in my memory. But what made the building stick in my mind all these years and still peak my curiosity was the windows. From what I could see the front sides and roof had bubble shaped windows. I am not sure if the windows were flush with the walls or petruded from the wall but I believe they were pertruding from the walls.

Any information would help on the exact location pictures and history of the building. I have heard several stories from friends I used to have in the area but no one was ever 100% sure if what they knew was true or not.

Greenfield Center, NY

#2 Nov 15, 2010
The building that you are talking about was called Wilton Developmental Center which was state run.
It housed many handicapped and mental impaired persons. It was one of the most beautiful run facilities in the county. It was closed down so the clients as they were called to be put in homes so they could blend in with neighborhoods.
The place is still there with its bubble windows.
It is on the road called Ballard Road off of route 9.

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