There are many abandoned churches and schools on the streets of America, mostly hiding in plain sight. There are hospitals with long silent corridors, and theatres falling into disrepair. There are old cars and trams hidden in the forests.
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Veronica’s Veil is an abandoned theatre auditorium in American. It hosted one of the longest running Passion of Christ plays, titled Veronica’s Veil.
The Sacred Heart Church was built in 1971, in Vernon Connecticut. This futuristic-looking "cement tent" was demolished in March 2019.
The church was founded by German-Americans in the 19th Century. Although abandoned, it is nearly pristine inside. A schoolhouse was added in the 1920s.
This disused Trade School Auditorium was part of a vocational training centre. The dramatic Art Deco/Classical Revival building closed in the mid-2000s.
This 120-year-old church features imposing Gothic architecture, and an impressive tall vaulted ceiling. It was also used in the cult 1998 movie "Dogma".
The Sons of Israel Synagogue, built in the 1920s, features a multi-coloured stained glass dome. This glorious building has been abandoned for ~5 years.
This College Founders Archive houses historically important administration archives of a wealthy French-American. There are countless ledgers and files.
This vegetation strewn wooden rollercoaster dates back to the 1930s. The amusement park has been closed since the mid-2000s.
Ballroom Svenskar was likely a Swedish social venue, with a tall vaulted ceiling. A piano stands upended, leaning against the stage.
Elementary School L was built in the early 1900s, and closed in the mid-2000s. It supported students who did not respond well to traditional schools.
This Drive-In Movie Theatre opened in the 1940's, and thrived until the mid-1990's. It is a wonderful example of Americana movie history.
This abandoned American Football Stadium lays crumbling and sun-bleached, it was built in the 1940's. Demolition began shortly after out visit.
Tabernacle Baptist Church was built around 1905 by a once prominent local architect, who was convicted of misdirection of government funds.
Eastern State Penitentiary operated between 1829 and 1971. The 15 Cell Blocks fan outwards from the central hexagonal rotunda like the spokes of a wheel.
The Blue Boxing Ring was a famous sports venue in the USA. With a flick of the light, switch some of the atmosphere of this spectacular place returns.
A vintage Trolley Car Graveyard lies hidden in the woods. This rusting collection of treasures from a by-gone age wait patiently for restoration.
This Industrial Trade School was founded in the early 1900's. School boys learnt manual trade skills, while the girls were taught cooking and sewing.
Two-For-One Theatre is a rare example of a double-decker American theatre; two auditoriums stacked on top of each-other inside a narrow 10 storey building.
The Rotunda Town Hall is an old government building built in the 1920s, in a Classical Revival style. It features a domed ceiling, or rotunda.
Sunset American Junkyard is a wonderful collection of abandoned classic cars. This collection is the remains of a large junkyard, filled with hundreds of cars ranging from 1950's to 1990's.
Nobility Auditorium lays decaying in the eastern United States. The unassuming exterior goes largely un-noticed, hiding in plain sight.
Mosque Theatre is a stunning example of Shriner's Temple, built in a lavish Moorish revival architectural style and features an iconic stained glass dome.