From Paul: "This building is for ore storage it was filled
by railcar with lime ore a conveyer took the ore from railcars and over the back
wall of the structure at the top of the wall is a square notch where the
conveyor sat the ore when needed was dropped through the floor into a mine shaft
below the structure and taken again by conveyor to a crusher and made into
"How strange and yet it is just so cool."
From Gerica (From Natural Bridge): "Ok...This Was NOT Built By Carbola. That Is The Old Talc Mill...That Is My Hometown And I Should Know."
From Paul: "Gerica is right this structure
was not owned by Carbola but this is an old lime mill not a talc mill.
This is also my home town and a friend of mine owns the property."
Annie-Arnold-W. writes "My grandfather mothers first Husband; Charles
Hungerford, son of Orville Hungerford, worked there during the time that it was
lime kiln, he was also killed there during a blast." and "You stand correct this
was not in any way part of Carbola Talc Company this kiln was in operation
during the time when Natural Bridge was flourishing, during the time of F.C.
Ullman Funeral Home and other places like the Central House later known as the
Natural Bridge Hotel, would love to see more pictures of the past natural
bridge, I have many to share also." Annie
also writes "My grandfather Charles Arnold and also Charles Hungerford were
killed in this lime kiln."
On 1/1/12 June
Phillips Chrisman writes "My grandfather, George Phillips and my father, Asa
Phillips both worked here in the 1920's."
Paul writes: "this bridge is only 15 years old built by dave
morgan previous owner of natural bridge caverns."
Annie-Arnold-W. writes "THIS BRIDGE ONCE LED INTO THE AREA
OF LEWISBURG AND OTHER LOST VILLAGES THAT BECAME PART OF THE PRESENT FORT DRUM."
See some more
photos of this house as photographed by Lida P., on this page.
*Lida P. wrote of this house; [it] "is on the Bear Town Road, town of Croghan,
next to Ashcraft Pond. The town of Croghan historian, Jack Sweeney, told me it
used to belong to a man who raised bullfrogs in the pond, for sale to
restaurants that served frogs legs. The snakes moved into the house and it was
abandoned. Interesting bit of rather scary history!"
Jack S. wrote "Looks like one of George Rocks Shrines. I will check
in near future."
Gail A. wrote "Blance Kronich built this fireplace so
the men would have a place to bbq across the road from her house (with Warren
Arnold). We hauled water from the handpump (near the fireplace) to her kitchen
for heating on the woodstove. We had no indoor plumbing but did have
electricity. Sure did help with the wringer washer. Written by Jr's wife,
On January 12, 2016
Lsoult writes "That looks like a catholic grotto to me. The usually put statues
of the Virgin Mary in them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grotto"