Many years ago, I night hiked into the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP) in southern Indiana—the most substantial industrial abandonment in the United States. Sprawling over 19,000 acres, IAAP was overwhelming.
The Moser Leather Company manufactured high-grade leather for harnesses and collar manufacturers before expanding into wholesale leather in New Albany, Indiana.
Several weeks ago, I revisited the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. IAAP, which manufactured smokeless gunpowder and other ordinances, was the largest of its type in the world at the time of its completion.
Check out the video of the demolition of Power Plant 401-1 and 401-2 at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, Indiana!
Exploring a disused military ammunition depot brings back thoughts of the Walking Dead.
Milroy, Indiana’s high school was constructed in 1913 with several large additions tacked on over the years.
To be offered beginning in June, the Indianapolis, Indiana Catacomb tours will take the public beneath City Market into mostly unknown catacombs that date to 1886. The cavernous walkways, featuring brick archways and columns of limestone, encompass more than 20,000 square feet and were part of Tomlinson Hall, a structure along Market Street that burned in 1958.
After a recent drive through Cairo, Illinois (article forthcoming), and seeing the effects of decades of racial segregation and violence, and then economic decline and population loss, I wondered what other major and minor cities in the United States has experienced such steep and dramatic losses? Besides Cairo, Detroit and Wheeling, I asked my Facebook readers of other examples.
It has been a year of little change at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant.
Despite the overarching theme of Abandoned to explore an abandonment in urbanized areas, there is a lot to be said for getting lost through the rural, blank landscape of the Midwest.
A foggy morning at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant.
The Moser Leather Company was one of New Albany, Indiana’s five leather companies during the early-20th century.
There is something to be said for hiking in before sunrise into the largest collection of abandonments in the United States: the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant.
A rural Dearborn County, Indiana residence provides a stark contrast between the size of houses then and today.
The Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge is a railroad bridge connecting Louisville, Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana and features two abandoned auto lanes!
This is part two of a series on the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant covering many of my recent trips into the complex.
This is one part of a series on the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant covering the history of the plant pre-World War II and through the war.