Ruin
Cape Henlopen is an interesting mix of scattered dunes and former military fortifications, located on a natural promontory on the Delaware side of the mouth of Delaware Bay, across from Cape May, New Jersey. As the gateway to the Delaware River, and the cities of Wilmington, Trenton, and...
Across the Monongahela River from the old Homestead Steel Plant site (now a shopping center) are the remains of the Carrie Furnaces, a preserved ruin of the steel industry. There used to be seven blast furnaces here, smelting iron for the mills at Homestead, which was transported by rail to the...
A decaying shopping mall shuttered since 1979, the Dixie Square Mall was an economic reflection as well as centerpiece of the depressed south-side suburb town of Harvey, IL once known as "the gateway to the south suburbs." Many attempts (including a federal program supported at the time by U.S. Rep...
A classic of the genre, this roadside attraction and family theme park opened in 1955, ultimately closing in the early 1990's. It lay abandoned and neglected for many years, until 2005, when restoration efforts spearheaded by Martha Clark and the Enchanted Forest Preservation Society, resulted in...
In 1893, California Powder Works moved its black powder production from Santa Cruz to this then remote area, up the shore from the new Giant Powder Works plant. The company was later renamed Hercules, one of the first companies to be formed by judicial decree, as part of the break-up of DuPont's...
The charred remains of an old wharf on Point San Pablo is said to be the site of the last operating whaling station in the United States, finally closed by federal order in 1971. It continued as a rendering plant until it burned down around 1990. Before fossil fuels, living fuels such as whale oil...