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American Urbex: Southern Slide

January 6, 2012

American Urbex is getting back into the saddle and heading south. Thanks to the support of American Urbex contributors this site has been able to document wonderful urbex locations with rich histories. With the help of IndieGoGo, American Urbex was able raise enough to fund trips during the past two summers. The first took us […]

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American Urbex E.13 – The Tyson Mansion

January 1, 2012

A mansion in a small rural Ohio community has a history of being occupied being occupied by less than reputable characters. One of those characters being former heavywith champion Mike Tyson. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. American Urbex article on the Tyson Mansion. American Urbex Group on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American […]

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American Urbex E.12 – Richman Brothers

December 19, 2011

The Richman Brothers took great pride in both the quality of their product and the workplace in which it was manufactured.  Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. American Urbex article on the Richman Brothers. American Urbex Group on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

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Your Feedback is Appreciated

December 6, 2011

American Urbex started as a proof-of-concept graduate school program demonstrating how free online resources could be used to create rich education content. It is a project that has taken on a life of its own beyond the classroom. As American Urbex grows it has gained attention outside of the urbex community. Fortunately most of it […]

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Sears, Roebuck & Co. Complex

December 5, 2011

Photo (source): Sears, Roebuck & Co. complex as it appeared in 1906. Contemporary American consumers can purchase almost anything they need via the internet around the clock. Online retailers like Amazon rely on a readily accessible inventory catalog, honest customer reviews, and shipping distribution hubs to satiate a consumer’s every desire. While the internet component […]

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From the Flickr Group

November 25, 2011

American Urbex has a group on Flickr. Please join and share your beautiful urban exploration photos with the group! Facebook? Oh, we have that too. We’ve also got one of those Twitter feeds to occupy your neural nodes. A case for concrete and steel stairs by eholubow. The angle and visible unsteadiness of the stairway is disorienting in […]

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Ravenswood Hospital

November 22, 2011

Photo (source): Ravenswood Hospital as it appeared in 1945. The American healthcare system is for profit. American citizens’ health, safety, and well-being are managed by large companies looking to stay in the black. The other democracies and various forms of government in industrialized nations have recognized the danger that this poses to general public. While […]

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Haven Motel Demolition

October 10, 2011

The Haven Motel (formerly Lein Motel) was one of the early urbex locations that inspired American Urbex. After discovering the location I did a quick Google search and discovered that the diminutive motel once attracted international celebrity. I have occasionally kept tabs on the accelerated decay of the location since moving into the area. It […]

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American Urbex E.11 – Brach’s Candy Factory

September 18, 2011

The bittersweet tale of one of America’s finest candy companies. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. American Urbex article on the Brach’s Candy Factory. American Urbex Group on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter  

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From the Flickr Group

September 14, 2011

American Urbex has a group on Flickr. Please join and share your beautiful urban exploration photos with the group! Facebook? Oh, we have that too. We’ve also got one of those Twitter feeds to fill your stimulate your social networking cortex. Untitled by Alex Vetri The regal architecture left behind in Detroit is astounding. I really need to […]

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