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American Urbex E.06 – Interview at United Methodist Church in Gary, IN

Published on June 26, 2011 By admin

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 […]

Union Station

Published on August 24, 2010 By admin

Photo: Taken by Nick Forslund. Photo: Taken from the Union Station Wikipedia entry. From afar the Gary Union Station would blend into the background. Its stylish concrete molded exterior has held up extremely well for a building that is now over 100 years old. It is a bit hard to believe from the outside that […]

Hassia Landmaschinenfabrik

Published on July 30, 2010 By admin

American Urbex focuses largely on urbex locations located in… you guessed it… America. However, the diverse urbex community is not limited to just the United States. All over the globe there are wonderful sites explored by thrill seeking photographers, both professional and amateur alike. To borrow some comic-geek parlance, this American Urbex entry is an […]

Gateway Community Hospital

Published on June 2, 2010 By admin

An excerpt from Savage Inequalities by Johnathan Kozol on the medical facilities available to East St. Louis residents in 1990. East St. Louis-which the local press refers to as “an inner city without an outer city”-has some of the sickest children in America. Of 66 cities in Illinois, East St. Louis ranks first in fetal […]

Murphy Building in East St. Louis

Published on May 20, 2010 By admin

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 […]

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 […]

Requiem For Detroit

Published on May 12, 2010 By admin

Requiem For Detroit is a British documentary on the history of  a city that once embodied the American Dream. This fascinating documentary features many urbex locations throughout. Keep an eye out for them while watching and listen closely to their histories. Urbex locations are more than just abandoned buildings. They each have a story to […]