Haven Motel Demolition

Posted by on October 10, 2011 at 12:50 am
Haven Main Office

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 […]

Haven Motel – Update

Posted by on March 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm
Haven Motels

Photo: The main office of the Haven Motel on March 3, 2011. On the way home I passed the Haven Motel, which has been covered here on American Urbex previously. If you haven’t made your way to this location yet, do so within the near future. The elements are wreaking havoc on all of the […]

King James Jesse Strang

Posted by on November 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm
Strangite Church

On July 8, 1850 James Jesse Strang was crowned King. To this day he holds the illustrious honor of being the only person crowned as a monarch on United States soil. Six years later he was shot in broad daylight in front of apathetic witnesses. Let’s rewind… In February, 1844 Strang becomes  a member of […]

Abandoned Brodhead

Posted by on October 29, 2010 at 4:23 am

Precise location not marked… keep reading. Sometimes the key to finding an urbex location is to develop a keen instinct for signs along the road. Why does that isolated patch of trees have an electrical box by the curb? Why does the gravel extend beyond the side of the road? Can you sit in the […]


Posted by on October 25, 2010 at 1:01 am

Found while exploring an abandoned barn somewhere in southern Wisconsin. I wonder if the disk needs to be reformatted.

Ghosts in the Hollow

Posted by on September 9, 2010 at 12:22 am

Ghosts in the Hollow from Jim Lo Scalzo on Vimeo. Video spotted on io9.

Join the American Urbex Flickr Group

Posted by on September 5, 2010 at 1:45 am

Greetings American Urbex readers! Did you know that we now have a Flickr group? No? Well we do. Please add your photos to the group! Your discoveries may be featured here in the future. Please take a few minutes and share your creation with the group.

The Day Kennedy Was Shot

Posted by on July 12, 2010 at 7:37 am
The Day Kennedy Was Shot - Nov. 22, 1963

This photo was taken in an abandoned farmhouse in the Koshkonong, WI area. The property still has occupants and I did ask for permission to shoot on their land. The property owners do not wish to share their address and I must honor their wishes. The house itself was in really bad shape. Water damage […]

Abandoned Ford Truck in La Grange, WI

Posted by on July 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Ready for Service

Wisconsin is blessed with a dearth of old barns throughout the countryside. Driving from my home to Madison, Milwaukee, or Green Bay means I’ll pass one eventually. Taking a few minutes to explore the backroads often leads to fantastic findings. Above is a beautiful old Ford truck that appears as though it hasn’t moved an […]

Abandoned Trailer Farm

Posted by on June 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Make Yourself at Home

The first time I came across this trailer in Baraboo, Wisconsin I learned a valuable lesson. Always, always, always check your camera batteries before leaving the house. The battery in my main camera was completely dead on arrival. To make matters worse, my trusty backup  camera was also toast. I had to settle with shooting […]