Askren Manor, Schweinfurt in December 2017

While visiting family around the Schweinfurt area, we passed by Askren Manor housing today. This has turned into a ghost town.

An article from the Main-Post Newspaper from February 2017 had stated that 28 of the 34 apartment buildings would be demolished by the spring of 2018.  The design for the new German housing development includes room for 1600 residents.

We passed on the east side of Askren Manor (up ahead is the John-F-Kennedy-Ring), where nothing had been touched yet.

Once the plans for this new housing development have been carried out, there will be room for about 1600 new residents.

The Mountain Lodge at Camp King Oberursel in October 2017

We took another walk around our Camp King neighborhood on this gorgeous autumn afternoon.

Commemorative plaque ‘Former Camp King’ near the old main entrance

 

The State of Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt, in May 2017

When I first saw these photos in its current state, I was a bit shocked. Not surprisingly though, reconstruction is underway, and my initial response in seeing this stripped and gutted was a bit of melancholy.

We used to party around that area in the late 1980s. Those were the glory days for us. 🙂

These photos were taken by Marion ZĂĽrl, and with her friendly permission, I get to share them here with you.

Camp King Oberursel

The other day I took a little detour through Camp King and decided to take some photos showing the old Camp King buildings adjacent to the new German buildings.

Original Camp King house (left) and the new German elementary school

New German housing (left) and the Mountain Lodge

New Camp King Oberursel

The row of red townhouses at Camp King Oberursel (foreground) lead right up to the fence separating its well-heeled residents from the old neighboring settlement of the Rosengärtchen. This high-rise area was built in 1972.

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