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Stonewall Jackson School

Published on September 13, 2012 By admin

Photo: Cannon Memorial Hall is one of many individual structures that make up the school. On the fringes where rural meets urban outside of Concord, NC is a stone arched bridge that hangs over one of the roads. Ivy has all but covered the exterior of this bridge, but the rusting words “Stonewall Jackson School” are […]

American Urbex Podcast E.10 – Emerson School

Published on September 4, 2011 By admin

Exploring the history of Emerson School in Gary, Indiana begs an important question about what is taught in schools. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. Emerson School – American Urbex article on Emerson School Emerson School – Flickr Set American Urbex Group on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

Emerson School

Published on July 13, 2011 By admin

Photo (source): Emerson School as it appeared when it opened in 1909. Americans constantly grapple with the best methods to educate children to become good citizens that contribute positively to society. Determining which facts, figures, names, dates, tests, benchmarks and statistics are significant is a battle waged on both ends of the ideological spectrum. Somewhere […]

American Urbex Podcast E.05 – Horace Mann High School

Published on June 12, 2011 By admin

Exploring the abandoned Horace Mann High School in Gary, Indiana. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes. Horace Mann High School – Flickr set of the abandoned school. American Urbex on IndieGoGo – Your support is greatly appreciated. American Urbex on Facebook – Follow us on Facebook. American Urbex on Flickr – Add your […]

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 […]

City Methodist Church

Published on August 16, 2010 By admin

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 […]