Infiltration Summer

Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 7:17 am
Bowling Lanes

Infiltration Summer was a massive success thanks to the support of American Urbex readers and donors. Without your help it would not have been possible. I was able to photograph a mansion, a church, two schools, and a handful of industrial locations. I also met two very skilled urban explorers who were willing to share […]

American Urbex E.06 – Interview at United Methodist Church in Gary, IN

Posted by on June 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

Three 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. Rick Drew – Dive the Bucaneer and Flickr Charles Dastodd – Flickr Riley Reynolds […]

Meetup at City Methodist

Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Photo: An abandoned sofa at City Methodist in Gary, IN. On Sunday, June 20 the UrbEx – Explore Chicago group (registration required) met up at one of Gary, Indiana’s iconic abandoned locations. It was a pleasure to meet such a wide variety of photographers from different backgrounds. Some of the common themes of urbex are […]

Urbex Methodology 101 – Google It

Posted by on June 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm
City Methodist

Every week American Urbex receives requests from adventurous readers regarding locations. Although well-composed and spell-checked prose is always flattering, the requests go largely unfulfilled. At the bottom of each feature article there is a list of online resources. Maps and photos help create a compelling article, but the real gold is in the public information […]

American Urbex Podcast E.05 – Horace Mann High School

Posted by on June 12, 2011 at 8:00 am

Exploring the abandoned Horace Mann High School in Gary, Indiana. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. Horace Mann High School – Flickr set of the abandoned school. American Urbex on IndieGoGo – Your support is greatly appreciated. American Urbex on Facebook – Follow us on Facebook. American Urbex on Flickr – Add your […]

Gary: A Texture Tour

Posted by on December 15, 2010 at 4:46 am

Photographer Nick Forslund assembled a book for his senior art project at UW-Whitewater. Gary: A Texture Tour contains photos from our urbex trip to Gary, Indiana, which was funded by American Urbex contributors. I am thrilled that he used American Urbex and some of my own photos as a resource. The end product makes for […]

Ambassador Apartments

Posted by on October 17, 2010 at 3:30 am

Photo: A postcard depicting the Ambassador Apartments in its prime. Photo: Bird’s-eye view of the Ambassador Apartments courtesy of Bing Maps. Notice the trees growing out of the brickwork. Normally these articles begin with a bit of history about the urbex location. This one is a little different… The seven story Ambassador ¬†Apartments building is […]

Abandoned Post Office

Posted by on September 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Gary Post Office

Photo: The abandoned United States Post Office in Gary, Indiana. Information on the abandoned Post Office in downtown Gary, Indiana is sparse. The building was erected in 1936 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program aimed at ameliorating the Great Depression. Architect Howard Lovewell Cheney, who worked for the Public Buildings Branch of the […]

Horace Mann High School

Posted by on August 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm
Front Doors

Photo: The main entrance to Horace Mann High School boarded up. The now abandoned Horace Mann High School served the Gary community from 1928 to 2004. ¬†The building takes its namesake from the progressive education reformer Horace Mann who advocated many of the things taken for granted in modern schools. As editor of the Common […]

Union Station

Posted by on August 24, 2010 at 2:01 am
Union Station Panorama

Photo: Taken by Nick Forslund. Photo: Taken from the Union Station Wikipedia entry. From afar the Gary Union Station would blend into the background. Its stylish concrete molded exterior has held up extremely well for a building that is now over 100 years old. It is a bit hard to believe from the outside that […]