Somers Mill Fire

June 08, 2012  •  1 Comment

Fire At The Somersville Mill in Somers CT

 

On Sat, June 2nd the Somersville Mill in Somers CT was destroyed by fire. I believe the mill used to be a textile mill. It was built in the mid 1830's, but had been empty for quite some time. Investigators feel that it might be the work of an arson. There is a reward posted on the fence that now surrounds the property.

 

I visited the mill on Sunday, June 3rd with the intent of shooting some pictures of one of my grandson's there. It had always been a great place to use as a backdrop for photos. I did not know that the mill had burned down the day before, but of course, when I arrived there it became obvious that this is the mill that burned down. The building was still smoldering in spots. I have posted some photos that I took while I was there. It's a shame to see the devastation of a great landmark in the town of Somers.

 

Directly across the street is some beautiful landscape and pond with more historic buildings that border the pond. I feel bad for the residents of the town. A piece of their history is now gone. The only thing that still exists are the photos that people have taken throughout the years.

 

Photography plays a big part in my life and after seeing what happened here it makes you realize what a big part of other peoples lives photography plays.


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Mary Ann(non-registered)
Such amazing capture of the historic mill...awesome David!
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