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Ghosts of Gary: Interview with WTHR NBC 13 Indianapolis

In the fall of 2014, I was contacted by WTHR Indianapolis reporters Jeremy Brilliant and Steve Rhodes about a segment that they were doing about the abandoned buildings in Gary, Indiana. They asked if I would come along and if I wouldn’t mind being interviewed. The segment aired March 18th at 5:30pm EST in Indianapolis.[…]

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Urban Photography in Northwest Indiana

Urban Photography in Northwest Indiana

This is one of many rooms inside of the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church is a popular place for urban exploration photographers to come and take photos and explore the ruins of old buildings. Gary has long been popular as a place with old abandoned buildings that are virtually open to[…]

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Miller Beach in Gary, Indiana

Miller Beach in Gary, Indiana

  The Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana along the shores of Lake Michigan as seen in the fall of 2014. Marquette Park and the Gary Bath House and Aquatorium can also be seen in this photo. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is strictly[…]

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Aerial photo of downtown Gary, Indiana

Aerial photo of downtown Gary, Indiana

  The City of Gary, Indiana, located in Northwest Indiana along the shores of Lake Michigan. This aerial photo of Gary, Indiana was taken over Broadway Ave looking north towards downtown Gary and the U.S. Steel mill. Gary is known as the Steel City because it was started primary because of the steel mill. Licensing[…]

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The Mood Graph – Urbex Photography

The Mood Graph – Urbex Photography

The mood graph measures time over mood in the abandoned Union Station in Gary, Indiana.

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Old Staircase in an Abandoned Building

Old Staircase in an Abandoned Building

An old staircase in the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church has been the site of several movies including Transformers 3 and Nightmare on Elm Street.

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An Old Chair in an Abandoned Room

An Old Chair in an Abandoned Room

Ohh, the things you’ll find while urban exploring in Gary, Indiana. This chair with the red velvet fabric was in an abandoned room in the City Methodist Church in downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church was closed in the early 1970s and has been closed ever since.  

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Empty Chair in an Abandoned Building

Empty Chair in an Abandoned Building

  An empty chair in an abandoned building in Gary, Indiana, found while doing urban exploration photography in Northwest Indiana. This photo was taken in the former City Methodist Church, which has been closed since the early 1970s.  

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The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana

The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana

The view from the balcony of the Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana. The Palace Theater was a popular place to see a show in the mid-20th century, however it was closed in the mid-1970s and never reopened again. Today, the theater sits empty and rotting in the middle of downtown Gary on Broadway Avenue and[…]

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Old 1970s Broken Television Set

Old 1970s Broken Television Set

A broken television in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This television probably dates back to the early 1970s and is one of many interesting old objects that can be found while taking urban exploration photos in Gary, Indiana.

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Graffiti Art in Abandoned Church

Graffiti Art in Abandoned Church

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana has been abandoned for over forty years, but the walls inside continue to tell a story. As you walk through this abandoned church, which is easily accessible albeit quite dangerous, the walls come alive with graffiti in many of the old church rooms. In others, the raw brick[…]

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Urban Exploration Graffiti in Abandoned Buildings

Urban Exploration Graffiti in Abandoned Buildings

Graffiti lines most of the walls inside of the long abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This building has been abandoned since the early 1970s and has become a popular place for urban exploration in Northwest Indiana, bring in photographers from thousands of miles away to take photos of the many abandoned buildings in[…]

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Old Chair Blanket – Urban Exploration

Old Chair Blanket – Urban Exploration

An old chair with a red velvet blanket was found in one of the rooms of the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana while doing a little bit of urban exploration photography in the abandoned buildings in the city. This is a popular location for photographers to come to for photos and many of[…]

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Abandoned Bathroom in an Old Church

Abandoned Bathroom in an Old Church

The abandoned bathroom has been out of use since the early 1970s when the City Methodist Church of Gary closed its doors. Today, the building and much of its contents still stand as a reminder of the past.

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The Mood Graph of Gary, Indiana

The Mood Graph of Gary, Indiana

The Mood Graph, as depicted by an anonymous graffiti artist in Gary, Indiana. This photo was taken inside of the former Gary Union Station which closed in the mid 1950s and still stands today just one block from the central downtown Gary district.

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Abandoned Classroom in an Old Church

Abandoned Classroom in an Old Church

An abandoned classroom in the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The former church closed in the early 1970s and the building has been vacant ever since. This was likely a church classroom of some type. View more of my photos of urban exploration in Gary, Indiana including more photos from this church.

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The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The stained glass windows inside of the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.

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Rotten, decaying piano abandoned Church Gary Indiana

Rotten, decaying piano abandoned Church Gary Indiana

An old, rotten piano with a single plastic rose in the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist church closed in the early 1970s and still stands today, decaying with old artifacts inside like this old piano.

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Empty abandoned church room in Gary, Indiana

Empty abandoned church room in Gary, Indiana

An empty room inside of the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This room appears to be a former church room with a fireplace. The fireplace marble and facade was salvaged long ago, the ceiling has all but collapsed, and various debris lies all around. The City Methodist Church is a popular place for[…]

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City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana has become a popular place for urban exploration photos in Northwest Indiana and is a favorite for urbex photographers. The church closed in the early 1970s and has been abandoned ever since. Some stained glass remains, but most of the inside of the church has been salvaged and[…]

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City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana hasn’t held a service since the early 1970s, yet it still stands in the middle of downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church has been a focal point of urban exploration in Gary, Indiana for decades. It’s beautiful gothic architecture, interior stone arches and stained glass windows, is[…]

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