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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...