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Abandoned Post Office

Published on September 4, 2010 By admin

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 […]

Abandoned Farmhouse in Janesville, WI

Published on May 19, 2010 By admin

In the interest of preservation the exact location of this farmhouse will not be shared. It is a fairly easy to find if you’re willing to drive around Janesville, Wisconsin. Hop on your motorcycle and you’ll be triumphant. (That’s a hint.) This weekend I stumbled upon an abandoned farmhouse. Rural exploration (rurex) sites often yield […]

Algonquin Toy Factory

Published on May 13, 2010 By admin

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 […]

The Fox Inn

Published on May 5, 2010 By admin

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. […]

Peter Cooper Glue Factory

Published on May 2, 2010 By admin

Please see the Peter Cooper Glue Factory research post.

Hynite Company

Published on May 2, 2010 By admin

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

Published on May 1, 2010 By admin

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. […]

Eastern State Penitentiary

Published on April 21, 2010 By admin

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for being the world’s first large-scale penitentiary. It opened in 1829 and operated until 1965. This prison became a model by which all modern prisons follow. In 1842 author Charles Dickens wrote in his book American Notes the following about his visit […]