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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

ThisĀ 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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Broken TV Set

Broken TV Set

Urban exploration photography brings me across this old broken television set in an abandoned building. The television set dates back to the 1970s or early 1980s in this building with crumbling wood floors and other items scattered around the area. View more photos of urban exploration photography.

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Abandoned Hallway – Urban Exploration

Abandoned Hallway – Urban Exploration

An old, abandoned hallway in an abandoned building found while doing urban exploration photography. This hallway looks as if it had caught on fire at one time and it is coming to a point where it is almost too dangerous to be in this area due to the unstable walls and ceiling.  

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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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Urban Exploration of Gary, Indiana – Old Broken Chair

Urban Exploration of Gary, Indiana – Old Broken Chair

An old, broken chair was found during my urban exploration photo shoot of Gary, Indiana in October 2012. This chair was found in the long abandoned City Methodist Church in downtown Gary. Abandoned since the early 1970s, the church still stands and items comes and go. It is unknown whether this chair has been here[…]

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Old used film in the Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana

Old used film in the Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana

During my urban exploration of Gary, Indiana, I found some old used film lying on the floor of the projector room in the Palace Theater. The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana has been closed since the mid 1970s Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is[…]

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Old, abandoned train station in Gary, Indiana

Old, abandoned train station in Gary, Indiana

The long abandoned Union Station in Gary, Indiana. Union Station was once the main hub for incoming immigrants who came from the east coast to work in the steel mills around Gary, Indiana. This train station has been abandoned since the late 1950s and has stood empty for over fifty years. Check out more of[…]

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Old, Abandoned Theater Auditorium

Old, Abandoned Theater Auditorium

An old, abandoned theater auditorium, once known as the Seaman Auditorium in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. I took this photo in October 2012 while doing some urban exploration photography in Gary. The City Methodist Church has been closed for over forty years and this theater stage has sat abandoned ever since. Check[…]

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Old, broken, rotten piano

Old, broken, rotten piano

An old, broken, rotten piano was found during my urban exploration and urbex photo shoot of Gary, Indiana. This photo has been rotting for over forty years inside of the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. Check out more of my urbex photos taken around Gary, Indiana as well as other locations across the[…]

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Old, Broken Television Set

Old, Broken Television Set

An old, broken television set that I found in the City Methodist Church while taking urban exploration photos in Gary, Indiana. Gary is a popular place for urban photographers and urbex photo lovers because it has so many abandoned buildings and artifacts that are easy to find and access. Check out more of my urban[…]

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Palace Theater – Urban Exploration in Gary, Indiana

Palace Theater – Urban Exploration in Gary, Indiana

The long abandon Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana still has some of its seats remaining. These seats are located in the balcony, an ever dangerous place to explore. This theater is a local hotspot for urban exploration and urbex photographers who come to Gary photographing the many abandon buildings across town. Licensing and Copyright Information[…]

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Old Rusty Piano – Urban Exploration

Old Rusty Piano – Urban Exploration

An old, rusty piano still remains inside of the former City Methodist Church in downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist church closed it’s doors for the final time in the early 1970s, leaving many things behind, including this old upright piano. Check out more of my urban exploration photography from across the United States! Licensing[…]

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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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Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

The Palace Theater in downtown Gary, Indiana has see it’s heyday. The theater closed in the mid-1970s and still stands today as a symbol of a money-strapped city in decline. Many famous acts have played at the Palace Theater and although many believe the the Jackson 5 once played on the stage, in reality, there[…]

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Old Fireplace in Abandoned Church – Urbex Photography

Old Fireplace in Abandoned Church – Urbex Photography

  An old fireplace remains in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana, over forty years after the church closed it’s doors for the last time. Today, the church crumbles in the middle of downtown Gary, Indiana. This church has been a popular place for urban exploration photographers, also known as urbex photography, because Gary[…]

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Old Continental Tires sign in a Window in Hardwick, VT

Old Continental Tires sign in a Window in Hardwick, VT

Driving through Hardwick, Vermont, I came across a couple of shuttered businesses, one of which had an old Continental Tires sign in the window. Long gone are the days when tires were changed at this old garage, but the building still stands. I am not sure how long this business has been closed, but by[…]

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Closed Business of Tucker Cars Garage in Hardwick, Vermont

Closed Business of Tucker Cars Garage in Hardwick, Vermont

I’ve driven through Vermont twice and from a photographer’s standpoint, one thing about Vermont is that you never know what you’ll come across. One minute you might be driving past a beautiful modern home, then a cemetery from the 1800s, then a beautiful ranch followed by abandon and dilapidated buildings along a main state highway.[…]

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Gary, Indiana Union Station Abandon Train Depot

Gary, Indiana Union Station Abandon Train Depot

The Union Station building on Broadway just north of 4th Street in downtown Gary, Indiana has been abandoned for decades and still sits today, crumbling between the railroad tracks and the Indiana Tollroad. This once beautiful building loaded and unloaded passengers headed to and from Chicago and east towards New York City. The ornate structure[…]

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Beautiful Victorian Old Searsport Maine House Falling Apart Along US Route 1

Beautiful Victorian Old Searsport Maine House Falling Apart Along US Route 1

I spotted this house as Rose and I were driving north on US Route 1 in Searsport, Maine towards Acadia National Park. I wish that I knew more about the history of this once beautiful home. It appears to be Victorian and probably built around the turn of the 20th century, or just before. It[…]

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Mill Ruins at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN

Mill Ruins at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN

Rose and I traveled to Minneapolis in August 2010 and had the opportunity to educate ourselves with the history of the flour mills in the Minneapolis area. With big names such as Gold Medal Flour, Pillsbury, General Mills and others which have come and gone, who could resist a quick tour of the history of[…]

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