A poster in the administrative offices of the abandoned Carnation West Oakland ice cream and milk factory. Established in 1928, the factory was closed in the late 1980s and was finally demolished sometime between 2012 and 2014.
Jones Building Reception
The reception area in the historic Jones Building of Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA. The Jones Building was erected in 1928-1929 as a general medical - surgical hospital and was the only hospital in Milledgeville at the time. Both employees and patients, as well as the people in the community, had their children at the hospital. The building was equipped with modern operating rooms and wards for medical and surgical cases, and it also housed the hospital's clinical laboratory, x-ray department, out-patient clinic, and morgue. Throughout the building's operation, many medical problems were treated from common colds to sophisticated surgery. The Jones Building was permanently closed in 1979 after five decades of use.
Pizitz Department Store
This is the flagship store of Pizitz, a department store chain in Alabama. At its peak Pizitz operated 12 other chains, mostly in the Birmingham area with some stores in Huntsville and other Alabama cities.
It was founded as the Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Co. in 1899 on this site downtown. The company was sold to McRae's in 1986.
In 1859, Samuel Willston purchased the water rights of Broad Brook and constructed Williston Mill No. 1, a textile spinning mill. By the turn of the century, the Hampton Company purchased the property and used the complex to dye cotton goods produced at the West Boylston Manufacturing Company. After the Second World War, the mill would fall into several hands, including Textron, American Thread, and Fuller Fabrics until it finally closed in 1962
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
Tressa Luella Schaefer was born in Minnesota in 1896. She eventually ended up in Southern California, where she created a whimsical assemblage of structures and sculptures built out of recycled glass. Tressa died in 1988 and soon afterwards, her folk art "village" was badly damaged in the Northridge quake. Listed on the National Register, Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village is under active management and protection by a nonprofit organization.
The War to End All Wars
The quote to the left, from Abraham Lincoln, shows the iconic words, "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation under god shall have a new birth of
freedom." To the right is the depiction of a naval battleship and a teak deck. The Memorial Auditorium, originally conceived as a memorial to the first World War was finally completed at the dawn of the Second World War.
Deco-Moderne Terrace Cafe
Worcester Memorial Auditorium
Though the performance space was originally conceived to memorialize WWI, it wasn't constructed until the dawn of WWII. It housed what was the world's largest mural, painted by artist Leon Kroll. Most recently the auditorium was a filming location for the motion picture, American Hustle.
Charles Maroot - Mural of an Obscure Fresno Sign Painter
"Chas," as he was known was a sign painter who lived in Fresno with his wife Mariam at 421 Van Ness Avenue, just a few blocks from this now-abandoned hotel. The painting appears to have been painted in 1927, though the hotel itself was built in 1913. The Hotel Fresno was at one time among the grandest hotels in Fresno. It catered to the city's social elite and was the social center of Fresno. It has been a subject of controversy in the city recently; while locals want it demolished, the owner has big plans to turn it into offices and mixed retail.
Flour Portal - Keep it Closed!
Hand Pointing at Switch
Julia Morgan Pool
Executive Conference Rooom
Wall-size Steel-Making Image
At the Bethlehem Steel General Offices in Bethlehem, PA.