In the American South, the state of Kentucky holds the William Tarr House. Located near the small town of Millersburg, the world knows this abandoned… Read More »William Tarr House: Abandoned Antebellum
Charles Lindbergh is celebrated as the first-ever solo aviator to achieve the remarkable feat of flying non-stop from New York City to Paris. As such,… Read More »Charles Lindbergh Grave Site and Its Serene Maui Chapel
Hawai’i is known for its vibrant land and heavenly blue waters. The Pacific islands possess a strength, a stoic silence that you can feel all the way from the coast of California. The island of O’ahu is home to several different military facilities like Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Harbor Naval Base.
The Kaniakapupu Ruins, also known as the singing of the land shells, lie in the Nu’uanu Valley on Oahu. The name refers to kāhuli or Oahu tree snails, which were once copious in the land. Kaniakapupu was constructed in the 1840s to primarily serve as the summer palace of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama, who ruled Hawai’i from 1825 to 1854.
Although no printed records show what the ruins encompass, the archeological survey conducted in 1999 indicates that the palace covered up to 10 acres of land based on the structures left behind. It is believed that the coral reefs melted in this area thousands of years ago to form mortar for the rock walls that still stand today.
Now a seemingly decaying structure, the Merchant’s Ice Tower is located in Louisville, Kentucky’s Smoketown neighborhood. Once a huge historic site now loses brick veneers… Read More »Merchant’s Ice Tower: Empty and Haunted?
Once a bustling industrial city, the city of Gary in Indiana is now a ghost town with 30% of the buildings unoccupied and abandoned.
The Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma tells the fascinating story of America’s most iconic road and the towns left behind when it was abandoned.
Cass Technical High School was once regarded as one of Detroit’s landmarks but the facilities became dated and the building was demolished.
Once regarded at the most modern mental facility in the USA, the Metropolitan State Hospital was closed in 1992 and was later demolished.
Danvers State Hospital was a mental institution opened in 1878 in the town formerly known as Salem Village, the site of the legendary Salem Witch Trials.