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Bush Stadium

Published on February 11, 2013 By admin

Photo (source): A postcard of the stadium in its prime. Photo (source): Bush Stadium after years of decay. Social conditions in early 1900’s America saw a massive shift in the way the working class lived. Electricity, automobiles, health and safety laws, worker’s rights legislation, improved public education, and government funded infrastructure afforded the working class […]

American Urbex E.25 – Central State Hospital

Published on August 12, 2012 By admin

Central State Hospital in Indianapolis served the Indiana community for 146 years. 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 […]

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. […]

American Urbex E.16 – Damn You, Indianapolis!

Published on February 18, 2012 By admin

An unhinged urban explorer rants about a trip to Indianapolis that does not go according plan. Take a moment to donate to American Urbex: Southern Slide. Subscribe to the American Urbex Podcast on iTunes and YouTube. American Urbex on Flickr American Urbex on Facebook American Urbex on Twitter

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]