Ramage Paper Mill

December 22, 2020

The Ramage Paper Mill was a fairly typical paper mill on the shores of the Deerfield River in Monroe, MA. I had found it the typical way – scouring the internet and browsing satellite imagery. Being fairly far from home, I scouted it during a drive I took out here with a friend during the…

Packard Plant – Trip 5

June 15, 2020

Several of these pictures were never published on my old site, so I figured I might as well make this a new post that is not back dated to a time close to where the pictures were originally posted. Packard Plant Trip 4 produced some fairly unremarkable night shots before we retired to The Pyramid…

Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital

April 23, 2020

The COVID crisis has given me some time to make progress on posting all of the pictures and locations from my days of exploring abandoned buildings. Getting all of the material online is something I really want to accomplish, but don’t make enough time to work on. For the most part, I backdate my posts…

Fore River Shipyard – 2011 – 2012

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…

Lee Plaza

February 6, 2009

Lee Plaza is an impressive art deco apartment building on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The building ceased housing people in the 90’s and has been torn apart by scrappers since closing. Our trip to Lee was a blast. Tossing my friend Gingerella into a window while conversing with passers by was not typically how…

Boblo Island Detroit Dock

January 21, 2009

Michigan Central Station –

December 25, 2008

With construction finishing in 1913, this imposing train terminal was designed by one of the early 20th century’s most significant architecture firms, Warren and Wetmore, in partnership with another prominent firm of the time, Reed and Stem. This partnership is also responsible for the design of one of the most significant train terminals in the…

Norwich State Hospital on Film

December 8, 2008

Another set from Nahhhhwich, this one on Fuji Pro 160S. These were shot on one of the Canon A1s I was shooting with to try and lighten the load. These are probably the majority of my favorite shots from here, and I believe this was my last trip.

Calf Pasture Pumping Station

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…

Eastern Market Detroit – October 2008

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…

Packard Plant – Trip 1

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…

Northampton State Hospital Nurses’ Dorm- Trip 9

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.

Fisher Body 21 – May 2009

August 7, 2008

The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company

June 16, 2008

Bethlehem Steel – Trip 2

March 28, 2008

Atlantic Ave. Tunnel

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.