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Abandoned

Photographs of abandoned buildings.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2010
View east from the roof of 220 Bagley Ave., Detroit, 2014.  The low evening light reveals the interior of this section of the former United Artists Building
Urban decay is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair. There is a beauty in this kind of urban decay than can be captured wonderfully through a photographer's well-trained eye.
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Logan Airport Area. Neighborhood Boys Play Rough with an Abandoned Car behind the Wood Island Station of the MBTA

Logan Airport Area. Neighborhood Boys Play Rough with an Abandoned Car...

Original Caption: Logan Airport Area. Neighborhood Boys Play Rough with an Abandoned Car behind the Wood Island Station of the MBTA (Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority) 05/1973..U.S. National Archives’ Local... more

Old, abandoned gas station in North Carolina

Old, abandoned gas station in North Carolina

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Abandoned since the 1980s, Former Carroll Hamburgers, Fifth Ave. at Bigger St., Gary, 2000

Abandoned since the 1980s, Former Carroll Hamburgers, Fifth Ave. at Bi...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2000

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2000

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00096.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Former Corn Exchange Bank, NW corner of Park Ave. at E. 125th St., Harlem, 2001

Former Corn Exchange Bank, NW corner of Park Ave. at E. 125th St., Har...

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00020.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Scudder Homes, Newark

Scudder Homes, Newark

Photograph shows an abandoned room with a portrait of boxer Muhammad Ali on the wall. Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Lib... more

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2002

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2002

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00096.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

2078 Stockwell, Compton, CA, 2002

2078 Stockwell, Compton, CA, 2002

Photograph shows a store with covered windows, closed door, and the signs "Open" and "J & J Market, ice cold beer and wine." Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of... more

65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2002

65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2002

Photograph shows two storefronts, boarded up. This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00002.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms... more

Rosa Parks bus art installation by Tyree Guyton, E. Canfield Ave. E. of Chene Ave., Detroit, 2003

Rosa Parks bus art installation by Tyree Guyton, E. Canfield Ave. E. o...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Artwork by Tyree Guyton. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

View south along John R St. from Edmund Place, Detroit, 2003

View south along John R St. from Edmund Place, Detroit, 2003

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited as a digital copy in: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images f... more

View west along Fern St. from #937, Camden 2004

View west along Fern St. from #937, Camden 2004

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00069.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

919 South 9th St., Camden, 2004

919 South 9th St., Camden, 2004

Photograph shows occupied row house next to burned out row house. Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vr... more

View north along 7th St. towards Florence, Camden, 2005

View north along 7th St. towards Florence, Camden, 2005

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

309-311 Mechanic St., Camden, 2005

309-311 Mechanic St., Camden, 2005

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00356.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, April 2005

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, April 2005

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00095.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Waffle House Restaurant torn apart by Hurricane Katrina on the Biloxi, Mississippi coast

Waffle House Restaurant torn apart by Hurricane Katrina on the Biloxi,...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Broken miniature golf pieces in the ruins of Biloxi, Mississippi coast after hurricane Katrina

Broken miniature golf pieces in the ruins of Biloxi, Mississippi coast...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2007

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2007

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00096.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Former Corn Exchange Bank, NW corner of E. 125th St at Park Ave. Harlem, 2007

Former Corn Exchange Bank, NW corner of E. 125th St at Park Ave. Harle...

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00020.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

23 South 20th St., Camden, 2007

23 South 20th St., Camden, 2007

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00353.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Mural in Baltimore, Maryland

Mural in Baltimore, Maryland

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... more

1037 Louis St., Camden, 2009

1037 Louis St., Camden, 2009

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00351.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Former City Methodist Church 6th at Washington St., Gary, 1998

Former City Methodist Church 6th at Washington St., Gary, 1998

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Gift/Purchase; Camilo J. Vergara; 2017. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

St. Francis of Assisi, View east From Hammond at Buchanan, Detroit, 2009

St. Francis of Assisi, View east From Hammond at Buchanan, Detroit, 20...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Sorrento East of Grand River, Detroit, 2011

Sorrento East of Grand River, Detroit, 2011

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Former Corn Exchange Bank, E. 125th St. at Park Ave., Harlem, 2011

Former Corn Exchange Bank, E. 125th St. at Park Ave., Harlem, 2011

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00020.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

2056 Harford Rd., Baltimore, 2012

2056 Harford Rd., Baltimore, 2012

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Former Corn Exchange Bank, E. 125th St. at Park Ave., Harlem, 2013

Former Corn Exchange Bank, E. 125th St. at Park Ave., Harlem, 2013

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00020.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

Like one of Goya's Caprichos in Mack Ave. at Lenox, Detroit. The head is so big, it could tip the building over, 2013

Like one of Goya's Caprichos in Mack Ave. at Lenox, Detroit. The head ...

Photo shows an abandoned dairy store, originally Wilson Dairy store and later Dairy Ann, C&P Ice Cream Bar, and a barbecue joint, with a large cow head on top and grafitti. Title, date and keywords based on inf... more

Looking inside, Livernois Ave. at Ellsworth, Detroit, 2013

Looking inside, Livernois Ave. at Ellsworth, Detroit, 2013

Photograph shows a pair of storefronts, El Lynn's Kitchen, serving breakfast, burgers, and soul food, which is open, and one next door which appears to be abandoned.

Former Michigan Central Rail Road Station, Detroit, 2013

Former Michigan Central Rail Road Station, Detroit, 2013

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Designed by Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stem architectural firms. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Former Camden Free Public, Broadway at Line Streets, Camden 2013

Former Camden Free Public, Broadway at Line Streets, Camden 2013

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00370.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

RIP Eddie, 23 South 20th St., Camden, 2013

RIP Eddie, 23 South 20th St., Camden, 2013

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00353.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

919 South 9th St., Camden.  Buddy, a retired construction worker and the neighbor of 50 years, fenced the empty lot to use it as a vegetable garden, 2013

919 South 9th St., Camden. Buddy, a retired construction worker and t...

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00356.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

11332 Wilmington Ave., LA, 2013." I heard the news, Jordan's is closed. This is so sad, Jordan's was a gem in Watts. I will miss the waitresses, the owner who was very proud of his community, and of course, that delicious chicken and mac n cheese." from Yelp

11332 Wilmington Ave., LA, 2013." I heard the news, Jordan's is closed...

Photograph shows a corner store, "Jordan's Cafe, since 1942." Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2014

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, Detroit, 2014

This photo is part of a time-lapse series, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/vrg.00096.series Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Li... more

A long-abandoned pet and feed store in Zephyr, an unincorporated town in Brown County, Texas

A long-abandoned pet and feed store in Zephyr, an unincorporated town ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

Time, and vines, have caught up with an abandoned building in Bracketville in Kinney County, Texas

Time, and vines, have caught up with an abandoned building in Bracketv...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

An abandoned building clad in painted sheets of tin in Emory, the seat of Rains County in East Texas

An abandoned building clad in painted sheets of tin in Emory, the seat...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

38 story Book Tower, 1255 Washington Blvd., Detroit, 2014

38 story Book Tower, 1255 Washington Blvd., Detroit, 2014

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Building designed by Louis Kamper. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Whatever this structure in Valentine in Jeff Davis County in far-west Texas once was, someone thought enough of it to mark it "private property"

Whatever this structure in Valentine in Jeff Davis County in far-west ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

Closed business address of a wrecking yard that is itself a wreck in Lamesa, the seat of Dawson County, Texas

Closed business address of a wrecking yard that is itself a wreck in L...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

Waiting for the bus, Mack Ave. at Elmwood, Detroit, 2014

Waiting for the bus, Mack Ave. at Elmwood, Detroit, 2014

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Paired houses, 420 East Grand Blvd., Detroit, 2014

Paired houses, 420 East Grand Blvd., Detroit, 2014

Photograph shows duplex with one side well maintained and the other side abandoned and in disrepair. Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph ... more

Sign for an abandoned motel in Monahans, southwest of Odessa in Ward County, Texas

Sign for an abandoned motel in Monahans, southwest of Odessa in Ward C...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

View east from the roof of 220 Bagley Ave., Detroit, 2014.  The low evening light reveals the interior of this section of the former United Artists Building

View east from the roof of 220 Bagley Ave., Detroit, 2014. The low ev...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Building designed by architect C. Howard Crane. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Spot Lite, Tireman at Hazlett, Detroit, 2014.  "The Neighborhood is hurt by not having a market," commented a passerby

Spot Lite, Tireman at Hazlett, Detroit, 2014. "The Neighborhood is hu...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Abandoned building in Kingwood, West Virginia

Abandoned building in Kingwood, West Virginia

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Pur... more