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Alexian Brothers Novitiate

Published on February 17, 2013 By admin

Photo: All that remains of the Alexian Brothers Novitiate. The well-to-do widow of lawyer F. M. Peters, Mrs. Jennie Peters, dearly loved her daughter. In the latter portion of the 1930’s architects John King and Gordon Feldhausen were tasked with creating a unique building just for her. Unlike the farmhouses, barns, and silos typical for […]

American Urbex Podcast E.02 – The Abandoned Farm – Part 1

Published on May 1, 2011 By admin

A chance sighting on the side of a Wisconsin road leads to a mystery that will take three years to unravel. This podcast is part 1 of 2. Flickr – The abandoned farm explored described in the podcast episode. Abandoned Waupun Farm – The original article about the abandoned farm. Finding Your Old House – […]

Madison Protests

Published on February 19, 2011 By admin

For two days this week I joined the throngs of protesters in support of unions’ rights to collective bargaining, which Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to do away with entirely. After just one month in office Gov. Walker has given corporate interests budget deals that have created a $137 million dollar deficit. This deficit of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abandoned Brodhead

Published on October 29, 2010 By admin

Precise location not marked… keep reading. Sometimes the key to finding an urbex location is to develop a keen instinct for signs along the road. Why does that isolated patch of trees have an electrical box by the curb? Why does the gravel extend beyond the side of the road? Can you sit in the […]

The Day Kennedy Was Shot

Published on July 12, 2010 By admin

This photo was taken in an abandoned farmhouse in the Koshkonong, WI area. The property still has occupants and I did ask for permission to shoot on their land. The property owners do not wish to share their address and I must honor their wishes. The house itself was in really bad shape. Water damage […]

Abandoned Ford Truck in La Grange, WI

Published on July 5, 2010 By admin

Wisconsin is blessed with a dearth of old barns throughout the countryside. Driving from my home to Madison, Milwaukee, or Green Bay means I’ll pass one eventually. Taking a few minutes to explore the backroads often leads to fantastic findings. Above is a beautiful old Ford truck that appears as though it hasn’t moved an […]

Urbex in Your Backyard

Published on June 15, 2010 By admin

Getting a start in urbex can be as easy as looking around your own hometown. As a kid I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It wasn’t until I moved out in college that I began to appreciate all the unique history the city had to offer. (No, I don’t care about the historical Green […]

Abandoned Farmhouse in Janesville, WI

Published on May 19, 2010 By admin

In the interest of preservation the exact location of this farmhouse will not be shared. It is a fairly easy to find if you’re willing to drive around Janesville, Wisconsin. Hop on your motorcycle and you’ll be triumphant. (That’s a hint.) This weekend I stumbled upon an abandoned farmhouse. Rural exploration (rurex) sites often yield […]