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The Congregant

September 7, 2011

Photo: The American Urbex author at an abandoned church in the south side of Chicago.

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American Urbex Podcast E.10 – Emerson School

September 4, 2011

Exploring the history of Emerson School in Gary, Indiana begs an important question about what is taught in schools. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. Emerson School – American Urbex article on Emerson School Emerson School – Flickr Set American Urbex Group on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

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Audio Urbex

September 3, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. When I work on entries there are certain pieces of music that aid me when writing, editing photos, or generally researching urbex locations. They’re great motivators. Koh Ohtani – Shadow of the Colossus – The Opened Way Marilyn Manson – A Place in the Dirt […]

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Richman Brothers

August 28, 2011

Photo: The massive Richman factory was once the most advanced clothing factory in the US. Over the past decade large American corporations have reported record breaking profits hand over fist annually. These astronomical profits, however, have not translated into more American jobs. In fact the trend is working in a counter-intuitive direction. Job security, retirement […]

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American Urbex Podcast E.09 – Edgewater Medical Center

August 21, 2011

This week the American Urbex Podcast delves into one of the biggest cases of Medicare fraud in US history. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. Edgewater Medical Center article on American Urbex Edgewater Medical Center on Flickr American Urbex Group on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

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Mike Tyson Mansion

August 11, 2011

Photo: The Tyson emblem on the basketball court on the property. Southington, Ohio is one of those places where everything a small American community needs is on one corner. The US Post Office, fire department, county clerk, church and convenience store are all within plain view of each other. When I pulled into Southington with […]

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Aperture Science

July 31, 2011

NOTE: Location is approximated. Post World War II era America experienced a golden age in science. Driven by necessity scientists unleashed the raw power of the atom. The Soviet launch of Sputnik sparked a race to send man to the moon. To maintain intellectual superiority ¬†during the Cold War the US government contracted with many […]

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American Urbex E.08 – The Purple Hotel

July 26, 2011

An odd Chicagoland building played host to famous faces in its prime, but is now on the verge of demolition. In this episode host Ken Fager takes a look at the history of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood, Illinois. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. The Purple Hotel article on American Urbex The […]

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From the Flickr Pool

July 17, 2011

American Urbex has a Flickr group to share photos from your urban explorations.¬†We’re also on Twitter, the Facebook, and iTunes. Once we figure out how Google+ works, maybe we’ll be there too. In any case here are some of the more interesting recent uploads to the Flickr group. Great work urbex photographers! Hell’s Gate by […]

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Emerson School

July 13, 2011

Photo (source): Emerson School as it appeared when it opened in 1909. Americans constantly grapple with the best methods to educate children to become good citizens that contribute positively to society. Determining which facts, figures, names, dates, tests, benchmarks and statistics are significant is a battle waged on both ends of the ideological spectrum. Somewhere […]

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