Urbex

Addressing Location Information

Posted by on October 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Recently a visitor to this website sent an e-mail addressing the fact that American Urbex reveals locations in some of its posts. The author’s identity will not be revealed, as s/he is actually someone whom I admire greatly for their urbex photography. The e-mail is copied here verbatim. I have noticed a trend in which […]

Flickr Group Finds

Posted by on September 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm
Bowling Ball

Here are some great shots from the American Urbex Flickr Group. Join today and add your urbex photos! Great bowling ball shot by Mike Adams. Nick Forslund watches some crap on the idiot box. El Tidy is trying to give me nightmares. Radioactive bunkers don’t scare slworking2 in the slightest.

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.

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. ┬áThe 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 […]

City Methodist Church

Posted by on August 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Photo: City United Methodist Church around 1955 (source). Photo: Current view of City Methodist Church. Gary City Methodist is described in it’s own history as an imperfect house of God. The cornerstone was laid in 1925, but rising building costs caused plans to change during construction. The US Steel corporation donated 50% of the $650,000 […]

The Trip To Gary

Posted by on August 10, 2010 at 12:46 am

The urbex trip to Gary, Indiana over the past weekend was funded entirely by American Urbex contributors. Although the heat was at times stifling, it was very refreshing to be surrounded by two more talented photographers. Starting early on Saturday we hit up as many well known urbex locations as possible. On Sunday two of […]

American Urbex: THANK YOU!!!

Posted by on August 6, 2010 at 3:51 am

Thanks to the generous contributions of American Urbex readers I will be headed to Gary, Indiana. Their contributions to date have totaled $400! ($240 via IndieGoGo and $160 cash.) This trip would not have happened without your support. Between grad school, a new puppy, and bills there is little spare change for travel. I’m looking […]

Urbex Photo Award

Posted by on August 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Who Are You?

The above photo won the Best of Category for Animals in the Fiskum Art Gallery – Summer Scenes Photo Contest at UW-Whitewater today. When I explain what urbex is to some, they just can’t see how it could be more than just exploring decaying abandoned buildings. Animals are not a subject I normally photograph. Sometimes, […]