Lower Askam, Pennsylvania: Concrete City

A housing development of concrete homes, abandoned since 1924 but still standing.
Middle Rd, Lower Askam, PA
About 300 yards south of Middle Rd/Main St just east of Luzerne County College. Look for the historical marker on the side of the road, and be prepared to hike back into the woods. Easier access from Front St. on south side of Concrete City.
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Concrete City.

Concrete City

As of October this place is a humid muddy swamp. Bring gum boots and bug spray!

[Chelsea, 10/08/2018]

Concrete City.

Concrete City

As a photographer and artist, I found concrete city to be a great place to play. The story behind it is great to research, as well if you are interested in coal mining history.

[Jill, 04/12/2018]
Concrete City

It's the ruins of a 100 year old concrete tract housing neighborhood, deep in the woods near Wilks Barre, PA. We finally found the place via Google Earth and hiked back a short trail, where we encountered a camo'd guy blasting Paul McCartney's "Silly Love Songs" from his ATV. Then it got weird! Once in the woods we found the 20+ old concrete buildings to be overgrown, falling down and covered in graffiti. We could feel the binoculars of survivalist militia members that must surely live there drawing a bead from across the weedy 100+ yard quad. We took a few pics before leaving.

When we returned to the car, it wouldn't start. After fussing with it for a bit and with dusk fast approaching (you've seen "The Hills Have Eyes" right?), we called for help. Of course, our new T-Mobiles had no signal, but the trusty work-supplied NEXTEL actually worked! I tried the car again after hanging up with the cop, and guess what! It started! Outta there!

[Brian S, 12/19/2011]
Concrete City

Take Front Street in Askam, PA to Hughes Street, a very short deadend road. Park at the end of the street, near the locked gates. Hike the footpath back 100 yards and you'll find "The Concrete City!"

[Art, 10/12/2010]

Concrete City.

Concrete City

I didn't even try to get to this from Middle Road; definitely easier via Front Street. Fairly easy path -- just need to look for buildings through foliage. Very creepy!

[Sue, 06/30/2010]

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