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    9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

    Halcyon Hall, Bennett College, Millbrook, New York


    Halcyon Hall was originally built as a luxury hotel in 1890, but closed in 1901. However, the hall enjoyed a second life when, a few years later, the Bennett School for Girls moved in, making the building home and school to students from prominent families. However, with the rise of coeducational schooling, the Bennett failed to thrive, going bankrupt and shuttering its doors in 1978.


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    I would love if someone gave me any one of those. I love repairing houses.
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    I find it puzzling how they end up abandoned. You'd think they'd be useful for something.

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    I find it puzzling how they end up abandoned. You'd think they'd be useful for something.
    Agreed. I always thought this. If it's not used as a home anymore, it can easily be used as a hotel or a museum.

    These mansions all look amazing. I like looking at this stuff actually. Pretty fascinating and sad altogether. It's a shame such a beautiful place is now abandoned.

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    Oh, man! I love this kinda crap.

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    Pretty cool stuff. It's always interesting to see the condition of buildings that have been abandoned and left to the elements, squatters, or people looking for places to tag up. I enjoy looking at Urban Exploration collections from time to time.

    Here's a video of some dudes exploring a few old underground areas (and one above ground) of New York City that I saw a while ago and quite enjoyed:

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