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Dubuque Brewing & Malting Company

Published on June 6, 2014 By admin

Photo: The exterior facade of the Dubuque Malting Company, also known as Dubuque Brewing Company and Dubuque Brewing & Malting Company. The iconic midwestern cities Milwaukee and St. Louis are synonymous with domestic beer production. Schlitz, Pabst, Miller, Anheuser-Busch, and other big-time operations have been around since the 19th century. Facing growing competition the Heeb, Iowa, Western, and […]

Your Feedback is Appreciated

Published on December 6, 2011 By admin

American Urbex started as a proof-of-concept graduate school program demonstrating how free online resources could be used to create rich education content. It is a project that has taken on a life of its own beyond the classroom. As American Urbex grows it has gained attention outside of the urbex community. Fortunately most of it […]

From the Flickr Pool

Published on July 17, 2011 By admin

American Urbex has a Flickr group to share photos from your urban explorations. We’re also on Twitter, the Facebook, and iTunes. Once we figure out how Google+ works, maybe we’ll be there too. In any case here are some of the more interesting recent uploads to the Flickr group. Great work urbex photographers! Hell’s Gate by […]

Dixie Square Mall

Published on April 25, 2011 By admin

  Photo: One of the entrances to the famous Dixie Square Mall. After World War II the newly minted American middle class became emboldened by prosperity and moved further away from city centers into suburbs. Larger homes, new automobiles, televisions and all sorts of consumer goods all became part of the conspicuous consumption norm to demonstrate […]

Presenting the American Urbex Podcast

Published on April 20, 2011 By admin

American Urbex is a means to motivate myself to get out the door and explore new places. Unfortunately… or fortunately depending on your point of view… there are only so many urbex locations to explore nearby. Because I do not have unlimited funds does not mean that I am limited when exploring new things. One […]

Brach’s Candy Factory

Published on January 11, 2011 By admin

The monumental Brach’s candy factory in Chicago is a crumbling shrine to “The World’s Candy Capital.” Perhaps more appropriately though, the colossal factory is a tombstone marking the agonizing death of the American Dream. The factory is a well-known urbex location in the greater Chicago area. It was a great thrill to finally get to […]

Interview with Brandon Davis

Published on December 18, 2010 By admin

American Urbex put out the call for interviews and Brandon Davis answered. The Cleveland area amateur photographer has been urbexing for about three years now. Like other urbex photographers, he has become enraptured by the effects of decay. AU: What is it about urbex that attracts you? BD: Abandoned buildings, to me, are a part of history […]

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 […]

From the Flickr Pool

Published on December 12, 2010 By admin

American Urbex has a Flickr group. Add your photos to the pool and it may be featured here. Photo: Lusker 41 captures the remains of the United States Military Industrial Complex. Photo: bpdphotography proves he’s not a vampire and faces the morning sunlight to capture this shot. Photo: JJACOBSphotography explores the bleak wasting of Cairo, […]

Foreclosed Hotel

Published on December 7, 2010 By admin

Normally when I go to an urbex location it has been abandoned for quite some time. This definitely was not the case this time around. This hotel was foreclosed upon sometime in early 2010. From the looks of it, the employer ran out of time to remove their property. The pool was still half full […]