Locations Outside of Detroit
Buildings and places located around America, grouped by state.
Hinchliffe Stadium is a historic sports facility in Patterson, New Jersey. It was built in 1932 and has been abandoned since the 1990's.
The Woodville Mall was Toledo's first enclosed mall when it was built in 1969.
The Paramount Theater was a vaudeville house and cinema in Youngstown, OH.
Rolling Acres Mall
Rolling Acres was an enclosed shopping mall in Akron, Ohio that closed in 2008.
North Towne Square Mall
North Towne Square Mall was an enclosed shopping mall on the north side of Toledo, OH. It was demolished in 2013.
Several abandoned RTA streetcars that served the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights.
New London was home to several brick and tile companies, including Hancock Brick. The plant was demolished in 2006.
Chippewa Lake Amusement Park
Chippewa Lake was one of many small amusement parks scattered throughout Ohio that weren't able to compete with today's larger parks.
The Clarion Hotel in Maumee was abandoned when it closed in 2008.
Surf Cincinnati was a regional water park in Cincinnati, OH that was demolished in 2008.
The Columbia Cement Company was a major employer of Zanesville, OH. After a bitter strike in the 1980's, the plant closed sometime in the 1990's.
The Rossford Amphitheater was part of an entertainment complex that was started but never completed.
Harriet Whitney High School
Whitney High School was a vocational school for girls in Toledo that was later used for adult education and job training.
Libbey High School
Libbey High was a large high school in Toledo until its closure in 2010.
Deep in the woods of southeast Ohio is a rural school that has been vacant for years.
Randall Park Holiday Inn
The Holiday Inn in North Randall, Ohio was part of a suburban shopping and entertainment complex that closed in the early 2000's.
The Roseville Prison operated as a haunted house long after the last prisoner left in 1966.
Toledo Sports Arena
Once home to the Toledo Storm minor league hockey team, the arena closed and was demolished in 2007 to make way for a marina.
Audubon School was a special needs school on the east side of Cleveland, OH that closed in 2010.
Lew Wallace High School
Lew Wallace was one of several schools in Gary, Indiana that closed due to budget problems in 2014.
Reid Memorial Hospital
Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Indiana closed in 2008 and has been abandoned since.
The East Side Branch Library in Gary,IN was built in 1930 to support the rapidly growing city.
Ralph Waldo Emerson School
Emerson School in Gary, IN was home to an innovative school that incorporated work, study, and play into studies.
Gary Outdoor Market
An open air market dating back to the 1970's, no longer used and heavily overgrown.
Gilroy Stadium in Gary, IN was an athletic field and concert venue that once hosted The Jackson 5.
The Palace Theater has been vacant since 1972, but still retains hints of its former glory.
Gary Screw & Bolt
Gary Screw & Bolt was a manufacturer of fasteners, including bolts, nuts and rivets.
Gary Sheraton Hotel
Built in 1968 as a Holiday Inn, this prominent building along the main street of Gary closed in the early 1980's.
St. Mary Mercy Hospital
Once Gary's premier hospital, St. Mary Mercy closed in 1995 due to financial problems and loss of patients to other nearby hospitals.
The Turboliner was a gas-turbine powered train used by Amtrak in the 1970's. One of them is now sitting in an Indiana junk yard.
Israel CME Church
Israel CME Church is a historic congregation in Gary, Indiana. After moving into a new building in 1996, the old one was abandoned.
A small two-screen theater just outside of Gary, IN.
Agudas Achim Synagogue
Agudas Achim was a synagogue on the north side of Chicago that dates back the 1880's. Built in 1922, the synagogue has been abandoned since 2008 but is planned for redevelopment.
St. Boniface Church
St. Boniface was a Church in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood. Since closing in 1990 it has been abandoned and unused.
Dixie Square Mall
Best known for its role (and destruction) in the Blues Brothers movie, Dixie Square Mall sat vacant for over 30 years until it was demolished in 2012.
The Majestic is a historic theater in East St. Louis built in 1928. After the city went into decline in the 1950's, the Majestic closed in the 1960's and has been vacant since.
Abandoned Prehistoric Forest
Located in the Irish Hills of Michigan, the Prehistoric Forest is a former tourist trap featuring fiberglass dinosaurs. It has been abandoned since 1999.
Pontiac Central High School
Pontiac Central High School is an abandoned school in Pontiac, MI. It was built in 1973 and closed in 2009.
Inkster High School
Inkster High School closed in 2013 when the school district was dissolved. It was demolished in 2015.
Nike Missile Site D-87
Commerce Township was home to one of several abandoned Nike Missile bases left over from the Cold War. The base was demolished in 2011.
Ramada Inn Flint
The Ramada Inn Flint closed in 2006 after a series of fires and was demolished in 2015.
Webster Elementary School
Webster Elementary was a school in Pontiac, MI that closed in 2006 due to low enrollment. After being abandoned, the school was sold in 2015 to a community group.
Civic Park School
Civic Park was an elementary school in Flint, MI. It closed in 2009 and has been abandoned since.
Garfield Elementary School
Garfield Elementary School was built on the north side of Flint in 1928. It closed in 2010 and was abandoned.
Clark School was built on the east side of Flint in 1912. It closed in 1971, and after being abandoned, was demolished in 2014.
U.S. Blades Sports
U.S. Blades was a sports complex in West Bloomfield, a suburb of Detroit. It was abandoned in 2006 and demolished in 2011.
Longfellow Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary was a school in Pontiac, MI that closed in 2010 due to low enrollment and has since been abandoned.
New Jersey & New York
Buffalo Central Terminal
Buffalo Central Terminal was the main passenger train station in Buffalo, New York. After closing in 1979, the station was vacant for many years, but is currently being redeveloped.
Transfiguration Catholic Church
Transfiguration Church in Buffalo, New York closed in 1993 as parishioners moved elsewhere. The church has now been vacant for over 20 years.
The Tamarack Lodge was one of many resorts in upstate New York that were abandoned as vacationers went elsewhere.
Essex County Jail
The Essex County Jail in Newark, NJ is a former corrections facility that closed in the 1970's.
The Jersey Shore
The Jet Star roller coaster was swept off a pier and into the ocean by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, becoming an iconic symbol of the storm.
Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike
Several sections of the Pennsylvania Turnpike were re-routed in the 1960's, leaving a 13-mile section of road and two tunnels abandoned.
Once a prosperous coal-mining town, Centralia was evacuated and demolished after a fire in the mine under the town created toxic gasses and caused the land to subside.
St. Stephen Catholic Church
St. Stephen was Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that closed in 2002 after over 100 years of service. It has been abandoned since.
Miles Bryan School
Miles Bryan School in McKees Rocks, PA closed in 1997 due to its poor condition and was sold to a developer in 2001.
St. Basil Catholic School
St. Basil Catholic School was an elementary school in the Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It closed in 2003 due to low enrollment and high debt.
Churchill Valley Country Club
The Churchill Valley Country Club closed in 2013 after going bankrupt. It was one of Pittsburgh's largest golf clubs, dating back to 1931.
The Kinzua Viaduct was one of the tallest railroad bridges in the world. In 2003, a tornado destroyed part of the bridge, but the remaining section is now a park.
The Fontainebleau Resort is an unfinished casino in Las Vegas. Construction on the $2 billion dollar resort halted in 2009 due to the recession and has yet to restart.
Manhattan West was a planned mixed-use development in Las Vegas that was halted during the recession in 2009.
Echelon Place was an casino and resort under construction in 2008 when work was suspended due to the recession.
Barrick Bullfrog Mine
Though mining in the Bullfrog Mountains of western Nevada dates back to the 1900's, this modern gold mine was built in 1988 and closed 10 years later.
Ghost Town of Kinkaid
Kinkaid was a small mining outpost in western Nevada that dates back to the 1880's.
Roma Hills Housing Development
Located in the Roma Hills south of Las Vegas is an unfinished housing development carved into the side of the mountains.
George Air Force Base
George AFB was a Cold War-era air base that trained pilots from 1941 to 1992, when it was closed.
Ghost Town of Atolia
Atolia, California is a ghost town that was built around a tungsten mine in the Mojave Desert.
Ghost Town of Ballarat
Ballarat is ghost town located in the foothills of the Panamint mountains, just outside of Death Valley National Park.
Desert Center, California is a small town along Interstate 10.
Towns of Trona and Argus
Trona and Argus, California are two mining towns located along a dry lakebed in Searles Valley.
DLH Sports Complex
Construction on a sports complex in Virginia Beach, VA was started in 2008 and never finished after money ran out.
The Victory Bridge in the Florida panhandle dates back to the 1920's and was replaced in the 1990's.
Cypress Knees Museum
The Cypress Knees Museum was a roadside attraction near the Florida Everglades that closed in the early 2000's.
Lonaconing Silk Mill
The Lonaconing Silk Mill is one of the last remaining silk mill in the US. It closed in 1957 and has been preserved as a time capsule of America's industrial past.
Mississippi Industrial College
The Mississippi Industrial College is a historic black educational campus in Holly Springs, MS. It has been abandoned since the 1980's.
Standard Knitting Mill
Standard Knitting was a textile mill in Knoxville, TN. At it's peak the plant employed over 4,000, but closed in 1989 and has been abandoned.
The Minister's Treehouse
Once believed to be the largest treehouse in the world, this unique and divinely-inspired structure was closed in 2012 by the state fire marshall over safety concerns.