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Abandoned America Articles

No Hope for a Cure
25th August 2015
Perhaps the sadness of finding children's toys in abandoned locations mirrors our worst failure, our inability to protect them from how brutal reality can be.


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Debunking "The Trolley Tragedy of 1957"
05th August 2015
What happens when news stories about abandoned sites are published without fact checking? A bizarro tale of Seph Lawless, fraud, and a journalistic train wreck.


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to manage the darkness
03rd August 2015
Not all aspects of fear are bad, which is why in managed doses we seek it out.


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No Matter How Far
02nd July 2015
The focus wasn't just right, I made some other stupid mistake in the settings, the angle could have been better. I should have tried more, and worked harder.


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"A Vanishing Countryside" Photography Workshop
01st July 2015
Photograph abandoned barns, farm, and farmhouses in some of the most scenic locations rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey have to offer with Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America!


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Leap of Faith Workshop 2: 2015 Edition
30th June 2015
The new Abandoned America Leap of Faith Workshop for 2015 is unveiled!


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In the Interest of Honesty
23rd June 2015
It's never just been about the history or preservation of these places, it's more about trying to figure out how to survive myself.


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On Researching and Historical Accuracy
19th June 2015
Even the best efforts to research a site sometimes present inaccurate results - how does one deal with human error in historical writing?


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Abandoned America June Updates
09th June 2015
All the Abandoned America updates for June 2015!


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Way to Go, Philadelphia! We Destroyed the Boyd!
09th May 2015
A congratulatory letter to the City of Philadelphia on the demolition of its last movie palace, the Boyd Theater


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Abandoned America Gallery Update: Pleasure Beach
22nd April 2015
An entire neighborhood left for dead: the newest gallery update on Abandoned America.


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A Call for Action
09th April 2015
Greystone Park Psychiatric Center's historic Kirkbride building needs your help!


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Abandoned America March Updates
26th March 2015
All the new stuff on Abandoned America for March 2015!
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toward the oblivion of eternity
08th February 2015
Our reaction to ruins bears a strong tie to our processing of loss and grief, and how we turn to memories to cope with them.


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Abandoned America Galleries

New and Displaced Work
Some of the newest work on the website and/or places which have not been added to a completed gallery yet.
Business and Industry Business and Industry
Power plants, factories, mills, quarries, hotels, transportation, theaters, and food/agriculture
Government and Social Institutions Government and Social Institutions
Asylums, institutions, military, hospitals/health care, prisons, and schools.
residential and religious residential and religious
Houses, churches, graveyards
Hershey Chocolate Factory, Hershey PA Highlight Reel
The best of all the galleries on Abandoned America
Exhibits and Events
Galleries, lectures, and exhibits