Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Old Lake Waramaug Casino

The old casino on Lake Waramaug Connecticut was once a very active place, its early history is unclear at the time of this posting but my best guess perhaps would be it was built in the late 1930's or early 1940's.
During the 1970's it was a hot spot nightclub for young adults from the surrounding towns as well as out of state individuals many whom owned homes around the lake.
It also played a part both interior and exterior for the 1981 Hollywood production of "Friday the 13th part 2" which was also filmed around various parts of Lake Waramaug including New Preston a village of Washington Connecticut which borders the lake. This was photographed in late 1981 after it closed its doors for good and prior to it being burned to the ground a year or so later.

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