Wisconsin

Octagon House in Whitewater, WI

Posted by on May 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Octagon House in Whitewater, WI

Urbex doesn’t have to be about infiltrating abandoned buildings all the time. Sometimes you just have to walk around the neighborhoods that surround you and talk to people. I spoke with the sister of the home’s owner, who was packing her car. Erin did not know much of the history of the home, but she […]

Solvay Coke & Gas

Posted by on May 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm
Solvay Coke & Gas

The Solvay Coke & Gas plant sits in a prime real-estate area of Milwaukee. The plant originally opened in 1906 and closed its doors in April, 1983. Plans to demolish the expansive site have been in the works for years, but the intensive cleanup efforts mandated by the EPA have put this plant in limbo. […]

The Fox Inn

Posted by on May 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm
Fox Inn

Welcome to the Fox Inn. Rooms are available for as low as $22 a night. Well… they were at some point. The Winnebago County Health Department has something else to say about that. Being right next to H41 this place attracts a lot of attention. The first floor and stairwells are now boarded up completely. […]

Haven Motel

Posted by on May 5, 2010 at 2:21 am
Haven Main Office

Welcome to the Haven Motel. Well, that’s what it was renamed to in 1958 and remained so until the 1980’s. When Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, boxer Joe Louis, and the von Trapp family of The Sound of Music fame stayed here it was known as Lein’s Cabins. The adobe structures now sit in a state […]

H41 Junkyard

Posted by on May 5, 2010 at 1:57 am
Abandoned Memories

Heading along H41 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin you’ll pass this dilapidated house. It appears to have been vacated sometime in the 1990’s. Entering through the basement doors reveals a peculiar oddity. The foundation and windows appear to be fairly new, while the main home is clearly quite older. Most of the basement is filled with possessions […]

Abandoned Waupun Farm

Posted by on May 3, 2010 at 12:10 am
The Abandoned

The exact location of this urbex site will not be shared in the interest of preservation. In April, 2010 while passing by I noticed that a significant amount of brush that had concealed the home has been cleared away. Signs warning trespassers have now been posted on the property. This farm belonged to the Appleget […]

Peter Cooper Glue Factory

Posted by on May 2, 2010 at 8:50 pm
Cistern

Please see the Peter Cooper Glue Factory research post.

Hynite Company

Posted by on May 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm
Hynite

The Hynite Company property is adjacent to the Peter Cooper building. This structure often gets confused for the Peter Cooper building. This location is mentioned in the US Department of Health & Human Services report. The Hynite Company reportedly opened in Carrollville during the 1920s to manufacture nitrogenous fertilizers leather meal from waste leather.┬áIt is […]

Peter Cooper Glue Factory

Posted by on May 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm
Peter Cooper Glue Factory

Have you ever eaten Jell-O? If the answer is yes, then Peter Cooper has been a part of your life. New York-based industrialist Peter Cooper received a patent for gelatin in 1845. He is also known for his other major contributions to American history. He also designed the first steam locomotive in the United States. […]

Wisconsin GeoCMS Test

Posted by on April 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm
Club 26

This is a test post for using the Geo Mashup plugin. Last week I met a man named Frank at Hammer’s in Whitewater, WI. While enjoying a cold drink Frank mentioned that Club 26 had the best French Onion soup in the area. My face dimmed as I informed him that Club 26 has closed […]