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Jackson Sanatorium

By dave | July 20, 2009

Regarded as one of the easiest explores around, naturally we were spotted on the way in and ejected by the police. ┬áThe officer was very nice to us and called the owner to see if they were willing to let us go. ┬áThis is one time where having a massive amount of camera equipment with…

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Augusta Tissue

By dave | June 16, 2009

This tissue paper mill closed down under somewhat shady circumstances after changing owners several times. The mill was even held by the federal government for a time while the courts worked out what to do with some of the contested assets. During this time the mill was well secured and an extremely risky place to…

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Polaroid – Trip 1 & 2

By dave | May 28, 2009

POLAROID!! Polaroid, Polaroid, Polaroid! SNOWLAROID? Someone once asked me, accusingly, if I was an explorer or a re-explorer. In other words, did I explore places that other people hadn’t been to (since they were abandoned), or did I just get a bunch of information off the internet and visit places that were well known. Polaroid…

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Metropolitan Building

By dave | March 23, 2009

Built in 1924, the Metropolitan was an ornate downtown Detroit office building.

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Continental Engine Plant

By dave | March 22, 2009
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Eastern Market FIRE – March 2009

By dave | March 21, 2009

One thing about visiting Detroit during my run of going there regularly was that there was usually some type of fire while I was there. The Detroit Fire Department had an absolutely impossible job trying to keep the thousands of abandoned buildings from burning. On Devil’s Night (the night before Halloween) it became a tradition…

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Fisher Body 21 – March 2009

By dave | March 21, 2009
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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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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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Plymouth Cordage

By dave | March 13, 2007

Plymouth Cordage was founded in 1824 and became one of the largest manufacturers of rope. They manufactured rope for the harpoons of whaling ships, America’s Cup yachts, and cowboy lariats among many, many other uses.

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