Indiana

Bush Stadium

Posted by on February 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

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 […]

American Urbex E.25 – Central State Hospital

Posted by on August 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Central State Hospital in Indianapolis served the Indiana community for 146 years. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

American Urbex E.24 – Kelly McClung / Altered

Posted by on June 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

Kely McClung talks about his upcoming film Altered, the challenges of indie filmmaking, and the creative forces that drive him. Altered – Official Website Altered – IMDB Page Altered – Facebook Page Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

Gilroy Stadium

Posted by on June 14, 2012 at 9:24 am
Gilroy Stadium

Photo: A stadium doomed from the very beginning. Sports play a quintessential role in experiencing the American Dream. On the field, court, track, pool or rink is where our heroes are born. It is a place where even those coming from less than ideal circumstances can rise above their social station. These venues are secular […]

American Urbex E.23 – Sally Blottiaux

Posted by on June 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Sally Blottiaux gives American Urbex an interview outside of the City United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

Central State Hospital

Posted by on February 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Photo (source): The “Old Main” building of the hospital served as the Men’s Department. Prior to the establishment of mental health facilities in the United States most individuals suffering from mental disorders were relegated to living as beggars in almshouses, being secluded in damp basements, or confined for the rest of their days in prison. […]

American Urbex E.16 – Damn You, Indianapolis!

Posted by on February 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

An unhinged urban explorer rants about a trip to Indianapolis that does not go according plan. Take a moment to donate to American Urbex: Southern Slide. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

American Urbex Podcast E.10 – Emerson School

Posted by on September 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm

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

Emerson School

Posted by on July 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

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 […]

American Urbex E.07 – More Interviews at United Methodist Church

Posted by on July 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Two more fellow urban explorers sit down to record their experiences for the American Urbex Podcast. This episode was recorded in the abandoned United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes, or download the episode directly. Nick Forslund – Flickr Nitram242 – Flickr American Urbex – The Purple Hotel […]