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Calf Pasture Pumping Station

By dave | November 17, 2008

Constructed in 1883 this Romanesque style pumping station is one of the more ornate public works buildings I have come across. The station pumped raw sewage out of Boston neighborhoods and into storage tanks on Moon island, where it was released into the ocean. The pumping station was in operation until the opening of the…

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Eastern Market Detroit – October 2008

By dave | October 28, 2008

On my second trip to visit my Detroit friends and explore, the venerable Nailhed brought us to Eastern Market to check out some of the graffiti and abandonments. What I remember most about Eastern Market is that we ate lunch at Amore De Roma before exploring it. On my first Detroit trip I learned that…

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Packard Plant – Trip 1

By dave | August 25, 2008

The Packard Plant.  A Detroit legend.  An Albert Khan masterpiece.  The building that all of the news stories featured as emblematic of Detroit’s economic downfall. The Pack was also a legendary exploring destination.  It was a 3.5 million square foot lawless demilitarized zone in the middle of one of Detroit’s less savory neighborhoods.  I remember…

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Northampton State Hospital Nurses’ Dorm- Trip 9

By dave | August 24, 2008

The nurses’ dorm was the first building you saw when driving past Northampton State Hospital.  Perhaps because it was so out in the open and obvious, I never explored it until years later.  As it turned out, it was a really fantastic building!  The last few shots in the gallery are from the Memorial Complex.

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Fisher Body 21 – May 2009

By dave | August 7, 2008
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The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company

By dave | June 16, 2008
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Bethlehem Steel – Trip 2

By dave | March 28, 2008
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Atlantic Ave. Tunnel

By dave | March 8, 2008

The Atlantic Ave tunnel was built in 1844 and rediscovered in 1980 by Bob Diamond, pictured here in the orange vest leading one of the tours. According to Bob, the tunnel was the subject of many rumors and urban legends over the years, and pretty much everyone had disregarded it’s existence as a fairy tale.

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Bethlehem Steel – Trip 1

By dave | February 8, 2008
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Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital – Trip 2

By dave | December 19, 2007

My second trip to Greystone was a solo trip during the summer. It was HOT and a thunderstorm rolled in while I was in the medical building, which made for a really cool spooky day. I also remember jogging up a path through the bushes from my car towards the entrance I knew about. All…

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