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American Urbex E.24 – Kelly McClung / Altered

Published on June 17, 2012 By admin

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

Gilroy Stadium

Published on June 14, 2012 By admin

Photo: A stadium doomed from the very beginning. Sports play a quintessential role in experiencing the American Dream. On the field, court, track, pool or rink is where our heroes are born. It is a place where even those coming from less than ideal circumstances can rise above their social station. These venues are secular […]

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 […]

Meetup at City Methodist

Published on June 20, 2011 By admin

Photo: An abandoned sofa at City Methodist in Gary, IN. On Sunday, June 20 the UrbEx – Explore Chicago group (registration required) met up at one of Gary, Indiana’s iconic abandoned locations. It was a pleasure to meet such a wide variety of photographers from different backgrounds. Some of the common themes of urbex are […]

Urbex Methodology 101 – Google It

Published on June 15, 2011 By admin

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 […]

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 […]

Gary: A Texture Tour

Published on December 15, 2010 By admin

Photographer Nick Forslund assembled a book for his senior art project at UW-Whitewater. Gary: A Texture Tour contains photos from our urbex trip to Gary, Indiana, which was funded by American Urbex contributors. I am thrilled that he used American Urbex and some of my own photos as a resource. The end product makes for […]

Ambassador Apartments

Published on October 17, 2010 By admin

Photo: A postcard depicting the Ambassador Apartments in its prime. Photo: Bird’s-eye view of the Ambassador Apartments courtesy of Bing Maps. Notice the trees growing out of the brickwork. Normally these articles begin with a bit of history about the urbex location. This one is a little different… The seven story Ambassador  Apartments building is […]

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 […]