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Edgewater Medical Center

Published on February 16, 2011 By admin

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 […]

Abandoned Brodhead

Published on October 29, 2010 By admin

Precise location not marked… keep reading. Sometimes the key to finding an urbex location is to develop a keen instinct for signs along the road. Why does that isolated patch of trees have an electrical box by the curb? Why does the gravel extend beyond the side of the road? Can you sit in the […]

Horace Mann High School

Published on August 29, 2010 By admin

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.  The 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 […]

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 […]

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. It 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 […]