HM-40 Nike Missile Testing Site

Urban Exploring Florida Keys Nike Missile Testing Site
What I Wore:
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Top: Vintage
Shorts: Penney’s
Loafers: KG by Kurt Geiger

While in Florida in 2012 (that post here) we took a day trip down to The Keys.  Out in the brush of Key Largo we came across this abandoned Nike Missile Testing site.  From the outside it was a long narrow building, which had been overgrown with palms.

Urban Exploring Florida Keys Nike Missile Testing Site
The Shining

The inside resembled a hospital, or hotel, as there was a narrow hallway studded with small bedrooms on each side.

Urban Exploring Florida Keys Nike Missile Testing Site

There were many of these shackles throughout, which made us believe it may have been something like a jail, prison, or asylum.

Urban Exploring Florida Keys Nike Missile Testing Site

These missiles were painted on a wall in one of the bedrooms.

Urban Exploring Florida Keys Nike Missile Testing Site

Aside from the main building there were a few smaller buildings which appeared to be garages, filled with equipment.  This sign was found on the wall.  It wasn’t until we ran into a Florida state trooper that we were informed of where we had been.