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Central State Hospital

Published on February 26, 2012 By admin

Photo (source): The “Old Main” building of the hospital served as the Men’s Department. Prior to the establishment of mental health facilities in the United States most individuals suffering from mental disorders were relegated to living as beggars in almshouses, being secluded in damp basements, or confined for the rest of their days in prison. […]

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 […]

Infiltration Summer

Published on July 6, 2011 By admin

Infiltration Summer was a massive success thanks to the support of American Urbex readers and donors. Without your help it would not have been possible. I was able to photograph a mansion, a church, two schools, and a handful of industrial locations. I also met two very skilled urban explorers who were willing to share […]

King James Jesse Strang

Published on November 6, 2010 By admin

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 […]