Nike Missile Site preserved in Florida
Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:59 PM
On another topic we started discussing some of the Nike Missile sites that can still be found around the county (if you know where to look).
This article is about one that has been preserved over time in the middle of the Everglades National Park that is open for tours:
"With a $10 Everglades admission fee and a phone call to park officials, tourists can join the hour-long driving tour of the Nike site, which was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Although the missiles were dismantled and removed, visitors can see the site's administration building, the tiny missile assembly shed, the missile barns and protective berms. Tours continue through March, during the park's peak season."
We've had other postings about the fully restored site that is just outside of San Francisco. The Florida site sound like it will take years to get to that level of restoration, but at least it hasn't been bulldozed over for condos.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:34 AM
Thanks for posting that. Thank God for mosquitoes, or your are right; they would have built some #@%& condos there.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:51 AM
At the time the owner was asking $125,000 but that didnt include the missile site. bummer.
We didnt buy it but it was very cool wandering around the base.
Im pretty sure its still there.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:29 PM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:01 PM
Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:52 AM
There's an abandoned Nike site just up the road from me in Alvarado, Texas. Has anyone ever gone to this site? How much is still visible and is it accessable?
Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:29 AM
Nike control site HA-48
Most of the buildings were still there back in 2011
Mess hall, headquarters, barracks, power station as well as the control building and hard stands for radar arrays.
Since then I think they've demolished it to make way for condos
The actual launch site was about 2 miles up the road in Middletown CT. When they got rid of the Nikes it was an armory for the 1205th railway operating battalion. It has been inactivated since 2006 and now sits abandoned.
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