Photo: All that remains of the Alexian Brothers Novitiate. The well-to-do widow of lawyer F. M. Peters, Mrs. Jennie Peters, dearly loved her daughter. In the latter portion of the 1930’s architects John King and Gordon Feldhausen were tasked with creating a unique building just for her. Unlike the farmhouses, barns, and silos typical for […]
Kely McClung talks about his upcoming film Altered, the challenges of indie filmmaking, and the creative forces that drive him. Altered – Official Website Altered – IMDB Page Altered – Facebook Page Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter
Photo: The American Urbex author at an abandoned church in the south side of Chicago.
Two more fellow urban explorers sit down to record their experiences for the American Urbex Podcast. This episode was recorded in the abandoned United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes, or download the episode directly. Nick Forslund – Flickr Nitram242 – Flickr American Urbex – The Purple Hotel […]
Three fellow urban explorers sit down to record their experiences for the American Urbex Podcast. This episode was recorded in the abandoned United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes or download the episode directly. Rick Drew – Dive the Bucaneer and Flickr Charles Dastodd – Flickr Riley Reynolds […]
Every week American Urbex receives requests from adventurous readers regarding locations. Although well-composed and spell-checked prose is always flattering, the requests go largely unfulfilled. At the bottom of each feature article there is a list of online resources. Maps and photos help create a compelling article, but the real gold is in the public information […]
On July 8, 1850 James Jesse Strang was crowned King. To this day he holds the illustrious honor of being the only person crowned as a monarch on United States soil. Six years later he was shot in broad daylight in front of apathetic witnesses. Let’s rewind… In February, 1844 Strang becomes a member of […]
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 […]