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Residence

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Palmer Park

The Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District is located in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, and is well regarded for its ornate and varied examples of active and abandoned apartment buildings.

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A Painter’s Residence

Tucked away in the Catskill Mountains of New York is an abandoned artist’s residence once belonging to the Romesky family. The house is now in an unfortunate state of collapse but much of the interior remains intact and includes glimpses into their livelihoods.

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Catskill Boarding Houses

At the turn of the 20th century, farmers in the Catskill Mountains of New York looking to supplement their income often converted their residences into boarding houses, taking in guests during the summer months. The guests came to the mountains to seek fresh air, relaxation and recreation far from the reaches of the gritty, unsanitary confines of New York City.

Explorations / In Focus

My Mortality

I think about my mortality a lot, how finite my life is and what luck I have had. At age 32, I have been incredibly lucky to have only had minor health ailments considering the risks I have put myself into exploring abandoned buildings for over 16 years.

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Second Empire Déjà Vu

Déjà vu. Since relocating to upstate New York, I have come across numerous iterations of the Second empire architectural style, especially as it applies to residences from the early- to mid-20th century, when it was most prevalent.

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Old Hickory Renovations

I couldn’t believe my eyes. After driving for many miles in lake effect snow, I came upon Old Hickory in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. It’s being saved.

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With Respects to The Old Hickory

It’s not often that an outstanding residence in the center of a community is abandoned. But in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, Old Hickory has been disused for nearly 30 years.