Victorian ghost town on sale for $1.9M
An entire Connecticut ghost town complete with a post office, a church, a bank and other Victorian-era structures is now on the market for $1.9 million.
According to KUSA, Johnsonville was once a flourishing mill town. Founded in 1802, it was once the historical lobby of a wealthy industrialist named Raymond Schmitt.
Schmitt expanded the property and relocated beautiful buildings to the area. For example, he brought a barn in from Vermont and a meeting hall and general store from another town in Connecticut.
The town has appeared in several films, including the music video for Billy Joel's 1993 single "The River of Dreams," as well as the Cuba Gooding Jr. film "Freedom."
A National Geographic show called Abandoned explored Johnsonville in an episode as well.
Before he died, Schmitt opened the town to the public and rented it out for private events, the Hartford Courant reports.
Meyer Jabara Hotels purchased the property a few years later with hopes to turn it into a retirement community. The plans fell through in a tough economy and now it's up for sale again.
According to KUSA, interested parties at the moment include a musician who wants to turn the village into a healing and wellness center, a brewery that wants to open a farm-to-table restaurant and event space, and Wiccan followers who want to use the rustic space for worship.