Building 25

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    They exceeded their goal, and it's continued to sit there gathering dust. Slick scam.

    Some background, blatantly stolen from the Internet: "Building 25 is one of the few remaining structures of the once flourishing rubber industry in Naugatuck that had its beginnings with the discovery of the vulcanization of rubber by Charles Goodyear. Originally known as the Goodyear India Rubber Glove Company, the company later was known as the United States Rubber Company and then Uniroyal. Building 25 served as the central office for the footwear division of the factory that at one time covered a large part of the downtown area. The building has fallen into disrepair despite efforts of the Naugatuck Historical Society to preserve the last vestige of what was once the town's largest employer. The Society has plans to turn Building 25 into a museum dedicated to the history of the rubber industry."

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    1. GeoffSudoku 117 months ago | reply

      They "saved" it, didn't they? It is still there, isn't it?

    2. AGorilla 117 months ago | reply

      I don't know why, but I like this one. Maybe it's the reflection of the clouds in the windows.

    3. smackfu 117 months ago | reply

      A while back they had an article about this in the paper, and the whole thing is a bit of a joke. 1) They got like $500,000 in a single government grant so the fund-raising was meaningless. 2) In the meantime, the historical society moved into the old train station which is just as historical and 95% less gutted. 3) One of these days they're going to build something in the big empty lot next to it, which will make it look like an even bigger eyesore.

    4. Bill Hass 58 months ago | reply

      Well, it is just about 5 years later. Guess what? No change what so ever!! Except the third attempt at environmentat cleanup, next door is now stalled, because they found some coal ???

    5. Bill Hass 10 months ago | reply

      And the building is now scheduled for demolition in July. 2014

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