Americana

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Abandoned Industrial Icon: Armour Meat Packing Plant

The Armour & Company meat packing plant in National City, Illinois is a window into a bygone era, a time capsule with late-19th century...
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Concrete Arrows and the U.S. Airmail Beacon System

Scattered across the United States are a network of mysterious concrete arrows. They are often found in remote locations or areas difficult to access....

Texas City Disaster: Deadliest Industrial Accident in U.S. History

Across the bay from Galveston in Texas is Texas City, a busy port with convenient access to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. In...

The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School of Gary, Indiana is on the short list of American high schools that have graduated more than 75 classes of...

Ambassador Apartments of Gary, Indiana

There certainly isn't a dearth of classic early twentieth century architecture around Gary, Indiana. Another fine example is that of the Ambassador Apartments at...

The Gary-Alerding Settlement House

When Gary, Indiana was founded by U.S. Steel in 1906, the steelworker was often not American. However the history of immigrants in Gary is...