Abandoned Neighborhood from Griffiss Airforce Base

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Comments (12)

mattklempa@comcast.n… on March 5, 2009

What happened here? What does the air force base have to do with these abondened neighborhoods?

Kris R. on March 7, 2009

these are the houses that the Air Force built for the employees of the Base when it was active. they're are now abandoned, only a few near the edge of the neighborhood have been renovated.

mattklempa@comcast.n… on May 2, 2009

Thanks for the info. Have you ever been to the air force base?

faceofevil on June 29, 2009

I HAVE LOTS MEMORY OF GRIFFISS AFB WAS STATION THER FROM !956to 1961.was goin run for mayor myself but was transfer to okinawa got disability retired in 1968 but to this day I MISS THE USAF .MET A LOTS GOOD young men like myself.WAS A CREWCHIEF ON C-47 an c-118 at griffiss cross trained to c-130 while on okinawa my last job was at WEBB AFB BIGSPRING TEX.AS A TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR TEACHING ISERAL AN JORDAN PILOTS> THANKS ANY WHO READ THISE_MAIL EDHARLESS@HOTMAIL>COM

zach1999 on July 25, 2009

What street of the Woodhaven housing area was this taken on? It looks like it was taken on Park Drive staring down Jupiter Lane. If you look at the garage that is half cut off on the right side of the pic, the house that would be attached to it, which you can't see, I think is one I used to live in. It is sad to see the area fall into such disrepair.

Kris R. on August 6, 2009

yeah zach, if you zoom in on the map that picture is looking down Jupiter. sorry i didnt get the whole house lol

zach1999 on September 3, 2009

Oh thats ok. I used to walk down the road the camera is looking down, to get to school. Any idea what they are going to do with those houses? It looks like they are being rehabbed. I dont live around there anymore but had read they were being torn down and the land used for some type of senior development.

trisha4431 on December 17, 2010

We lived in this part of what used to be base housing from 1989-1993.I visited the area in the summer of 2010 it was very sad to see the housing look this way. I have so many good memories of the years we lived there. Now all the houses are empty,no more kids playing in the yards,they have even taken down the street signs.I had trouble even finding the house i used to live in. I hope they tear them down and put up something useful for the city of Rome.

kit4ahillbilly on November 28, 2011

Funny,I lived on Broadawy from 1962-1982...I remember going to school with kids that lived in these houses at Bell Rd School,now Clough Elementary...we went to birthdays partys here and just to play with the kids.I drive through this area 1 a year to my familys reunion.So sad how they are so broken down and unkept.They used to be beautiful homes.Instead of letting them get so horrible looking when they closed the base the government should have realized that those houses could bring income into Rome that they lost when the Base was closed.....they should have rented them out to people so they wouldnt have to be so bad looking or torn down,but alas,since the base closed the only people who are in Rome are the elderly and the ones who just cant get out because of family there.....They never should have closed that base,it killed Rome. It wasnt bad enough my grandfather had to give up his land and actually move his house off the property but they just left the bae empty and Rome with basicly no jobs or help.....The more I think about it,the madder I get.Leave it to the government!

jboyce9@att.net on January 1, 2012

lived on Orien Circle on the afb in early 70s. was sad to hear that the base had closed but it is even sadder to see what happened to the houses. i remember the fire at the commissary when we lived there

PGA65 on January 30, 2015

I remember this area very well. The green house on the left is 3304 A&B Jupiter Lane. We lived in "B" from 72-76. Back then the house was a light yellow. I remember riding my bike all over the base and around perimeter rd to the old junk plane. I remember Bell Rd Elementary school and all my teachers there. Some of the most fond memories of my childhood we there. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

PGA65 on January 30, 2015

Correction, the address was 3504.

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  • Uploaded on August 8, 2007
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    by Kris R.
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2007/07/28 07:33:36
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