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Greycourt Women’s Prison – Camp LaGuardia

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History New York State built Greycourt Prison on a 300 plus acre site in 1918 to incarcerate female convicts. However, the jail only housed a prison population until 1934. After that, it was taken over by New York City as … Continue reading

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Frontier Town – Abandoned Theme Park In the Mountains

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History Frontier Town is a defunct old west theme park built in 1951. Its creator Art Benson wanted to bring the old west to the rural mountains of east coast. He didn’t have any construction skills, income or business plan … Continue reading

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AMC Headquarters in Detroit

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The American Motor Corporation (AMC) began as an appliance producer known as the Kelvinator Corporation. Founded in 1916 by Nathanial Wales, the company manufactured refrigerators and other household appliances. They released the first refrigerator in 1925. As the company’s operations … Continue reading

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Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Guest Post By Jessica Salt There’s something beguiling about dank air that magnetizes both tattooed punks and families on bikes, alike.  Or perhaps it’s the stale boredom of an omnivore’s fast food paradise – Breezewood –and not being satisfied by … Continue reading

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George Brady School – Detroit

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The Goerge Brady School opened in 1923 and served 350 students with thirteen teachers during its first year in operation. It was named after George Newton Brady, a native Detroit businessman known for his involvement in various charities, including the … Continue reading

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Hudson Cement Company’s Cement Works

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Location: East Kingston, NY History The Hudson Cement Company began its operations next to the Hudson River in East Kingston in the late 1950’s. The area is known for producing raw construction materials including, quarried limestone, bricks and cement. The … Continue reading

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The Remains of Letchworth Village

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For reference most of my photos are of the buildings in the Boys Group, located in the lower middle of the building directory. Reading the about the history of Letchworth Village is like wrapping yourself in a wet blanket. Enjoy. … Continue reading

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Saint Agnes – Martyres of Uganda Catholic Church

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Architecture The St. Agnes Church property included a church, school, rectory and convent. Architecture firm Van Leyen, Schilling, Keough, and Reynolds designed all of the buildings on site in the Neo-Gothic style. The school was constructed in 1916 and the … Continue reading

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Abandoned United Community Hospital

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The shiny modernist structure must have been a site when it rose from the ground in the early 1970s. Architecture firm Eberle M. Smith Associates designed the building in 1971 and construction was completed in 1974. The building’s rigid geometric … Continue reading

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NYC Farm Colony Ruins

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The New York City Farm Colony was founded as the Richmond County Poor Farm in 1829. The concept of the poor farm was that able bodied indigents should work. In 1895, the Department of Public Charities was established and inherited … Continue reading

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