The Foundry at South Strabane, a retail development near Washington, Pennsylvania, will be demolished. The first tenant to locate at The Foundry was JCPenny’s in February 2007, after it relocated from the languishing Washington Mall. Other tenants included Ross Dress for [...]
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For a town that has been on the economic decline for over two decades, Jeannette, Pennsylvania held its own as it was located near the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Toll Road 66. The town suffered a loss of jobs that rank [...]
Much like the dying coal industry, the glass industry has seen an equal upheaval brought about by either mismanagement, poor finances or overseas competition. In comparing the glass factories to the coal mines, the similarities can be studied to the relationship each industry [...]
In some respect, I should have been out backpacking in the highlands of West Virginia or riding my bike through the horse farms of central Kentucky. Pretty and beautiful sights and features.
Instead, I chose to get dirty and photograph derelict abandonments in far-out locations for the sheer joy of seeing pretty and beautiful sights and features and to meet other like-minded individuals from other states and Canada. But who can not appreciate the stale air of an abandoned building as much as the scent of spring flowers in a park or food baking in an oven, or the visual connection to peeling paint and rusting machinery to stately old-growth Spruce trees and grazing animals?
Rusting dryers lie dormant in a collapsing section of Jeannette Glass.