Once one of the busiest roads in America, Route 66 has an iconic place in the country’s heart however as new highways came into operation, many towns along the route became abandoned.
Seaside Sanatorium was opened in the 1930s as a hospital for children with tuberculosis, then temporarily became a treatment center for elderly patients, and finally became a home for the mentally challenged. It closed in 1996.
Cass Technical High School in Detroit was finally demolished in 2011 following its closure in 2005. It remained abandoned for a number of years with the new, modern building located right next to it.
The Metropolitan State Hospital was located in Waltham, Massachusetts and opened in 1930. The hospital closed in 1992 and it lay abandoned for a number of years before being demolished.
Danvers State Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts and opened in 1878. By 1992, the entire hospital was shut down and left abandoned. It was eventually demolished in 2006.
Aiden Lair is an abandoned lodge in upstate New York, once home to the Cronin family, originally from Ireland.
Old Lodge was built around 1890 in Tomkin’s Cove, New York and has been a hotel and private residence over the years. It has begun to crumble as nature reclaims the building.
The Hotel Charlevoix was opened in 1905 and was one of the oldest hotels in Detroit. It was closed in the mid-80s and remained abandoned for a number of years before being eventually demolished.
The New Frontier Hotel and Casino was located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It closed in 2007 and was demolished after lying abandoned for 6 months.
Topeka State Hospital in Kansas was an institution for the mentally ill which opened in 1879. It lost accreditation in 1988 and was closed in 1997.