Abandoned City Methodist Church in Detroit, Gary, Indiana. It opened in 1925, as part of a complex that included an education building, a theater, and a commercial retail structure. As Gary was abandoned the church membership fell from 3,000 to 150. It was closed in 1975.
Massive abandoned train station in Detroit. Even at the height of rail in the 1930s, when this building was completed, the top four floors were never occupied. Now the entire building is abandoned, which is too bad because it is so grand and elegant...but Detroit is a lost city of many beautiful abandoned buildings.
Detroit was once a boom town accounting for one of the largest collections of architecturally inspired buildings in America – impressive structures that still stand today, albeit gutted skeletons of their former selves.
No collection of urban abandonments would be complete without something from America’s all-star urban apocalypse in the making, Detroit, so let’s get right to it. The old Highland Park Police Station just off Woodward Avenue was closed in 2007 when the re-formed police department moved to a new location. It didn't take long before looters and vandals broke in to do that voodoo that they do so well.