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Phone Call with a Detective

October 9, 2017

Earlier this year I was contacted by a detective regarding a video that had appeared on YouTube. I was not involved, but definitely curious about who or what the detective was after. Wisconsin is a single party consent state when it comes to recording. I decided to call back the detective seeing as I had […]

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Is this website abandoned?

September 15, 2016

It’s been at least two years since the last post. What’s going on? Is this website abandoned? Can it be urbexed too? Well… yes and no. I’ve had to take time to focus on other things in life more important than documenting abandoned buildings. Make no mistake though that I still love the danger of […]

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Dubuque Brewing & Malting Company

June 6, 2014

Photo: The exterior facade of the Dubuque Malting Company, also known as Dubuque Brewing Company and Dubuque Brewing & Malting Company. The iconic midwestern cities Milwaukee and St. Louis are synonymous with domestic beer production. Schlitz, Pabst, Miller, Anheuser-Busch, and other big-time operations have been around since the 19th century. Facing growing competition the Heeb, Iowa, Western, and […]

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Henry River Mill Village

December 7, 2013

Photo: Some of the remaining homes in Henry River Mill Village. Nestled on the banks of a winding river just outside of Hildebran, North Carolina are the greyed remnants of a blue-collar community. The sound of rural silence is intermittently broken by passers-by who point out the windows of their vehicles, making note of the […]

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American Urbex E.28 – An Urbex Full of Fail

December 2, 2013

A spontaneous urbex trip to Spartanburg, SC leads to absolutely nothing. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

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Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company

September 6, 2013

Photo (source): Postcard of the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company as it appeared circa 1908. With the colloquial Brew City nickname and a baseball team called the Brewers, Milwaukee is synonymous with beer. Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was once the largest in the United States and its slogan boasted that it was “the beer that made […]

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American Urbex E.27 – The Police Catch an Urban Explorer

August 17, 2013

A recorded interaction with the police at an urbex location. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

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Alexian Brothers Novitiate

February 17, 2013

Photo: All that remains of the Alexian Brothers Novitiate. The well-to-do widow of lawyer F. M. Peters, Mrs. Jennie Peters, dearly loved her daughter. In the latter portion of the 1930’s architects John King and Gordon Feldhausen were tasked with creating a unique building just for her. Unlike the farmhouses, barns, and silos typical for […]

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Bush Stadium

February 11, 2013

Photo (source): A postcard of the stadium in its prime. Photo (source): Bush Stadium after years of decay. Social conditions in early 1900’s America saw a massive shift in the way the working class lived. Electricity, automobiles, health and safety laws, worker’s rights legislation, improved public education, and government funded infrastructure afforded the working class […]

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North Wilkesboro Speedway

January 15, 2013

Photo: The starting line of the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Nestled in the undulating hills of rural North Wilkesboro lies a dormant behemoth. Its vehicular roar shattered the natural ambiance to the cheers of thousands of spectators. For five decades, the North Wilkesboro Speedway offered racing fans a chance to see racing greats up close and […]

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