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Auburn, ME Mill

By dave | April 24, 2010

This Auburn, Maine mill had been through a couple of different renovations in its time. It had remnants of industrial use, but sections of the building had been renovated into apartments as well. Squatters had definitely been the most recent tenants.

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Sweating Bullets State Hospital

By dave | April 4, 2010

Unfortunately, this is one of those locations where the best parts of the story will have to remain a mystery. There was nothing particularly difficult about exploring this place but, being a 100% active campus with abandoned wings interspersed with active wings, things were definitely very interesting. I remember that the day we went here…

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DeSisto School

By dave | February 3, 2010

The DeSisto School was an experiment in alternative education methods for gifted but troubled children. There are many accounts of former residents of the boarding school on the internet, very few of them positive. Reports of abuse and mistreatment culminate in a story of the faculty allegedly delaying treatment for a girl who swallowed a…

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Eastern Point Light – January 2010

By dave | January 10, 2010
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Central Steam Power Plant – 2009

By dave | December 31, 2009
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Eastern Point Light – December 2009

By dave | December 27, 2009
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Book Tower

By dave | December 10, 2009
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Brewster Projects

By dave | December 8, 2009

These Brush Park housing projects were home to many notable people including Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. They were also the inspiration for the claymation series “The PJ’s”. I had my reservations about visiting the Brewster projects and the drive through the neighborhood up to them did little to allay my fears.

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Packard Plant – Trip 3

By dave | December 1, 2009

I remember this as The Trip Where I Finally Got Up The Nerve To Bring My 5DMKII. I had been dancing around bringing my main camera to Detroit given the potential for theft, the potential for loss during inevitable partying, having to lug the heavy kit all over the city, etc. I scheduled all the…

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C.F. Smith

By dave | November 4, 2009

C.F. Smith was a grocery chain in the Detroit area that operated from 1910 into the 1950s. The buildings we explored were clearly a warehouse set up to store items for the chain. As with so many buildings like this, they had clearly seen a number of uses over the years before finally falling in…

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