Meet Reggie

Posted by on May 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Meet Reggie. By his own accord, Reggie has lived in East St. Louis 48 of his 50 years. My friend and I talked with Reggie for a good twenty minutes about East St. Louis. Talking to people that live in and around urbex locations is a great way to get the raw story. Reggie was […]

Peter Hauptmann Billboard

Posted by on May 25, 2010 at 7:35 am

Count the number of advertisements you see the next time you walk down the street in any metropolitan area. Try your best to count every single little bit of advertising space you can. This mental exercise can become overwhelming in a matter of minutes. Americans are bombarded with advertising at every turn in urban spaces. […]

Murphy Building in East St. Louis

Posted by on May 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm
Murphy Building Stairwell

The Murphy Building stands within a stonesthrow of the Spivey Building. If you look closely in top photo above, you can see vegetation growing in the brickwork. Getting up to the higher floors now requires an explorer to exit a second story window and walk up a rickety steel fire escape, as the main stairwell […]

Spivey Building in East St. Louis

Posted by on May 19, 2010 at 7:10 am
Spivey Building

Whenever you mention that your driving into St. Louis, Missouri people reflexively joke, “Don’t get off the highway too early. You don’t want to end up in East St. Louis.” My natural response is “Why?” The answer people give to that question is that the city is riddled with crime, it looks dirty and there […]

Algonquin Toy Factory

Posted by on May 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm
Entry Point

The eponymous Algonquin Toy Factory is located in Algonquin, Illinois. I have had trouble locating detailed information about this location. I am interested in dates of operation, what was produced here and the company’s history. If you have any detailed information please leave it it the comments section. Research: Wikipedia – Algonquin, Illinois Flickr Set […]

Test GeoCMS

Posted by on April 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm
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