Returning from our trip to the Mills Mansion we decided to stop at our favorite Filipino store/restaurant. Actually I’m not sure that it’s our favorite, but it is the closest. It’s located in a small strip mall on the outskirts of Poughkeepsie, NY. While the area around it is generally pretty decent (there’s an Adams Fairacre complex nearby and an attractive looking restaurant across the road), the strip mall has four stores and two of them are vacant lending an air of neglect. This is only made worse by this property next door. It’s an old abandoned service station. Although deserted for some time it was for a while possible to walk up to the buildings. A while back, however, a large fence was erected around the entire property including a house, which forms part of it – see the two pictures below.

I wonder how long it will remain in this state before someone decides to tear it down.

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