The reinforced door leading into one of many powder rooms at the historic WWII era Battery Townsley at Fort Cronkhite, Marin County, CA. It is rumored that the holes at the bottom of the door helped equalize the enormous pressure from the Battery's shockwave, which could tear the doors off of their hinges without the holes.
At the abandoned steel factory in Albany, New York. Each ledger book recorded financial transactions for the 100-year-old steel facility.
Buck Hill Inn Theater
The abandoned Majestic Theater, corridor to the seating.
A Blue Collar Pinterest Board
The equipment room at the abandoned Mare Island Power Station includes newspaper snippets that depict everything fromThe Gulf War to Kangaroo Meat in the Market, an underwater golden arches, to the unveiling of the top secret Lockheed Martin Sea Shadow Stealth ship. I love places like this - it is a veritable mind-map of a blue collar worker before Pinterest even existed and when newspapers were still on real paper.
Woolen Mill Equipment
This abandoned woolen mill on the banks of the Pawtucket River in Rhode Island still holds the original textile machinery among its half-burned and collapsed timbers. The mill has been part of the landscape since before the Declaration of Independence and was one of the last Northeastern textile mills to close when it finally shut its doors in the late 1950s.
Harlem Valley Skywalk
Skywalk between hospital wings at the Harlem Valley State Hospital.
Anaconda Brass and Copper
Waterbury, CT. This newer portion of the abandoned Anaconda Brass factory had its own share of water infiltration and scrapper damage. The reflective water infiltration accentuated the repetition of the forms and lines in otherwise utilitarian steel trusses and corrugated roofing.
Bethlehem Steel Corporate Offices
The abandoned HQ of Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
1940s Southern Pacific Passenger Car
The Niles Canyon Railway colelction includes this historic 1940s era Southern Pacific Passenger train with plush red sites and WPA moderne/Art Deco features.
Ambassador Apartments - Gary, Indiana
The lobby of the long-abandoned (since 1985) Ambassador Apartments. These luxury units, completed in 1928, housed the elite of U.S. Steel's management. By the 1970s, it had become low-income housing. By 1985, its last resident left the building.
Penn McKee Diner Swivels
Harlem Valley Morgue
Harlem Valley State Hospital, which eventually became known as Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center, was established in 1924. It closed in the mid-90s. This is the morgue in the old hospital building at the Northeast side of the campus.
Abandoned Macon School
The abandoned western wing staircase leading to the second floor of the A.L. Miller School in Macon, Georgia. The school was originally constructed in 1931 at a cost of 200,000. Once an all-girls high school, in its later years, it became a middle school. Like many schools in the South, A.L. Miller was segregated. The school closed some time in the mid-2000s.