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Morristown College

Morristown College: School of Freedom

Morristown, Tennessee, is rich in history. It was first settled in 1787, almost a decade before Tennessee became a state. The town played host...
Ravenswick Hall

Ravenswick Hall: Disrupting an English Manor

Abandoned English manors raise questions. How does a beautiful estate owned by the same family for generations become deserted and neglected? Ravenswick Hall is...
Penthouse Adriatic Club Haludovo Palace Hotel

The Penthouse Adriatic Club at the Haludovo Palace Hotel

This architectural treasure is a remnant of the short-lived Yugoslavian casino boom of the early 1970’s. The Penthouse Adriatic Club casino at the Haludovo...
Prora KdF resort

Prora: the Colossus of Rügen

Owner of the title “longest failed beach resort of the Third Reich” easily belongs to Prora, a (mostly) abandoned collection of buildings along the...
Irish Hills Towers

Revenant of the Irish Hills Towers

In the early twentieth century the Michigan Observation Company built a tower in the Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan. This annoyed a neighbor, who...
Overhills

Overhills: Former Rockefeller Estate Sequestered on Fort Bragg

For more than one hundred years the idyllic Overhills golf and hunt club in the foothills of North Carolina has remained hidden from the public...
Hudson River State Hospital

Hudson River State Hospital: Fourteen Decades of Mental Hygiene

Welcome to the Hudson River State Hospital, the first High Victorian Gothic institution built in the United States. Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, it...
Willow-Bridge-Service-Station

Willow Bridge Service Station: Pricey Diesel, Free Iron Oxide

At first glance this 1930’s filling station tucked away on a country road in Northern England is unspectacular. Yet visitors to the Willow Bridge...

The Ellen Austin Encounter

One of the more fascinating oceanic tales is that of the strange encounter between the Ellen Austin and an abandoned vessel found adrift near the...
Seaview Hospital bed

NYC Farm Colony & Seaview Hospital

Founded in 1830, the Staten Island Farm Colony was once a sprawling several-hundred acre campus. Sister facility Seaview Hospital was planned and built between...

Mid-century Legend: Hotel Okura Tokyo

Over the last century architectural design in Tokyo has been in a constant state of metamorphosis. A stroll through the country’s largest city confirms...
Hackensack Water Company

Abandoned Waterworks: Hackensack Water Company

One hundred years ago utility companies used massive steam-powered engines to pump water throughout communities. These five-story behemoths were impressive for their time but...
Abandoned Ohio

Ohio’s Forgotten Houses: A Failing Property Market

By Sam Smith While it is unrealistic to expect every single property market in the world to behave in exactly the same manner, the differences...
psychic temple

The Psychic Temple of Long Beach

Long Beach, California is known for its beaches and sunny weather. It has one of the world’s largest shipping ports and is a major...