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Urbexers Against Vandalism

Posted by on February 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

American Urbex recently did some German to English translation work for Urbexers Against Vandalism. American Urbex supports their efforts to differentiate the benevolent actions of urban explorers from the destructive acts of vandals. Take a few moments and support their international cause.

Edgewater Medical Center

Posted by on February 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Edgewater Medical Center

Photo: Edgewater Medical Center looms over the bustling neighborhood. When an animal in the wild suffers from some genetic or incidental malady the results are often fatal. Years of natural selection from generation to generation insure that only those who are best suited to survive in their environments will continue to survive. One of the […]

On the Road with American Urbex

Posted by on February 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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I’ll be participating in a Civil Rights tour in March. I’m really looking forward to the educational opportunities and the photographic possibilities. I’m also wondering if any American Urbex readers out there would like to meet up. My schedule during the day mandates participation, but if you’re are up for a late night meetup please […]

The Damen Silos

Posted by on January 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Up For Auction

Photo: The state of Illinois would like to move this property that sits opposite downtown Chicago. The colloquial “Damen Silos” harken back to an era when Chicago was a big player in the grain trade. The land on which the grain elevator lords over has been in use since the early 1800’s. In 1832 a […]

Station Identity

Posted by on January 14, 2011 at 2:18 am
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Photo (bitter_buffalo33): Light creeping through the window at Barber-Colman. You’re reading AmericanUrbex.com. American Urbex has a Flickr group. Join it. American Urbex has a Twitter feed. Folow it. That is all.

Brach’s Candy Factory

Posted by on January 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm

The monumental Brach’s candy factory in Chicago is a crumbling shrine to “The World’s Candy Capital.” Perhaps more appropriately though, the colossal factory is a tombstone marking the agonizing death of the American Dream. The factory is a well-known urbex location in the greater Chicago area. It was a great thrill to finally get to […]

Milwaukee County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy

Posted by on January 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm
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Photo (source): The administration building. Wisconsin has a strong cultural background in agriculture. One of Wisconsin’s first attempts at providing technical education resulted in the Milwaukee County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy in Wauwatosa. The site of the former high school enjoys protected status on the National Register of Historic Places, State Register of […]

Chicago Skyline

Posted by on January 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm
Chicago Skyline

Ahhh… Chicago. I just couldn’t wait until I did a writeup on this location to share this photo.

Finding Your Old House on American Urbex

Posted by on January 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm
The Abandoned

In 2007 I explored a fascinating abandoned farmhouse on the outskirts of Waupun, Wisconsin. There was a great amount of personal effects left behind: keys, a social security card, letter correspondence, checks, etcetera. How someone could leave all this behind was just baffling. Trying to figure out the riddle appealed to my senses and furthered […]

More Barber-Colman

Posted by on December 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm
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