Abandonment

Fore River Shipyard – 2011 – 2012

By dave | December 30, 2018

Fore River Shipyard began operations in 1883. In 1913, it was purchased by Bethlehem Steel. Its final owner, General Dynamics, purchased the yard in 1963 and eventually ceased operations in 1986. Most of the ships the yard worked on were Navy ships. My father actually worked here for a time doing some engineering work, so…

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Buffalo State Hospital – July 13, 2013

By dave | December 29, 2018

We made a second trip to Buffalo State to do another tour just a couple of months after our first visit to Buffalo State Hospital.

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Buffalo State Hospital – May 5, 2013 – Set 2

By dave | December 29, 2018

During our first visit to Buffalo State we got very lucky. Naturally, after the tour ended I was asking about getting more time to photograph (which I would be more than happy to pay for), etc. Christine, the absolutely fantastic person in charge of operations at the Richardson Olmsted Complex indicated that I would really…

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Buffalo State Hospital – May 5, 2013 – Set 1

By dave | December 29, 2018

Construction on the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane began in 1872 with the hospital opening in 1880. The architect was Henry Hobson Richardson who designed many well known buildings, including Trinity Church in Boston and the Thomas Crane Memorial Library on Harvard’s campus. The landscape architect was Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed central park.…

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Nike Missile Site SF-88

By dave | December 16, 2018

Out in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco is the Nike Missile Site Museum.  I had been meaning to visit the museum and Point Bonita Lighthouse during several previous trips but weather and limited hours kept getting in the way.  The Marin Headlands are a mandatory stop whenever I am in San Francisco. Project…

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Cargill Grain Elevator

By dave | February 13, 2018

It was January 2013 and I was taking a week off in between jobs.  I decided to take a solo road trip with no real plan…which is pretty unusual for me.  My career was going well and I was a lot more worried about getting caught exploring than I had been previously.  There were, however,…

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Nisky Hill Cemetery

By dave | January 31, 2017
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Saint Michael’s Cemetery – Trip 4 & 5

By dave | January 23, 2017
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Saint Michael’s Cemetery – Trip 3

By dave | January 23, 2017
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Saint Michael’s Cemetery – Trips 1 & 2

By dave | January 23, 2017
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