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Year in Review, 2017
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2017 was overall a pretty good year. I got a lot of exploring in, where I saw significantly more "bucket list" locations than in any previous year. I've also made a lot of changes to my life which have helped me move past a lot of the things that made 2016 so miserable. I did wind up doing something stupid, and lost someone who I considered to be my best friend a few months ago. With that, I lost a lot of my interest in exploring. I have been meeting some awesome new people though, in addition the very few but very good friends I'm fortunate to still have. So maybe 2018 will be decent as well. Here is one photo from most of what I went to this year, broken up by building type. I don't take many photos these days, so some of these are cell phone shots.


Hospitals/Prisons


1.


Northern Regional Developmental Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


2.


Kohr State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


3.


Storage State Training School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


4.


Mid Range State Psychiatric hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


5.


Muddle State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


6.


Citadel Summit Psychiatric Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


7.


Nonchalance State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


8.


Marsden Hospital Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


9.


Middleboro State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


10.


Cumberland State Sanitorium by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


11.


Patty's Mint Prison by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


12.


Asher State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


13.


2017-04-18_12.35.25 by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


14.


Citron Memorial Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


15.


Colgate State Training School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


16.


Edward R. Murphy Psychiatric Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


17.


Letchworth Village for Epileptics by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


18.


Grover State School and Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


19.


Writenour State School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


20.


Corrado Orphan Asylum by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


21.


Bigby State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


22.


Laker State School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


23.


Catherine E. Whompis Memorial Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


24.


Vagrance General Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


25.


Mission State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


26.


Heartstone State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


27. [Mostly demolished]


Elizabeth General Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


28.


The Women's Home by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


29.


Coyle State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


30.


Pediatric Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


31.


Otisville State School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


32.


Artisan State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


33.


Parker State School and Prison by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


34.


Ledger State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


35.


Old Essex County Jail by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


36. [Undergoing demo prep]


Ivyland Psychiatric Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


37.


Pitt State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


38.


Grey Hill Vagrant Pennitentiary by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


39. [Undergoing demolition]


Essex County Overbrook Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


40.


Foggy State Hospital by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


41.


Dexter Detention Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


42. [Undergoing renovation]


Archangel Medical Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


43. This is a terrible photo, I didn't have my camera with me. But it's a blood moon from the roof of a partially abandoned hospital center. It looked much cooler in person.


Bayside Sanatorium by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


Churches


44. [Undergoing demo prep]


First Centerdom Presbyterian Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


45.


St. Azul Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


46.


The Church of the Unholyear Scent by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


47.


[Undergoing demo prep]

Broad Ridge Baptist Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr



48.


Blandveil RC Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr



49. [Demolished]


New Light Beulah Baptist Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


50.


Noviso Temple by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


51.


Uni Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


52. [Repurposed]


Crossbeams Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


53.


St. Ancient Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


54.


Cornerstone Presbyterian Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


55.


St Slainte Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


56.


Church of the Tilted Tower by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


57.


Split Ceiling Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


58.


Verdant Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr



59.


Townsville Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


60. [Undergoing demo prep]


Cathedral of Tall Windows by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


61. [Undergoing renovations]


The Church of St. Camillus by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


62.


Plainview Memorial Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


63.


2017-04-18_12.50.21 by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


64.


Old City Baptist Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


65.


Runthru Baptist Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


66.


Chirps AME Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


67.


The Octagon Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


68.


Orthodox Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


69. [Demolished]


Floorless Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


70.


St Aggripina de Mineo Hospital and Monastery by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


71.


Church of the Crumbling Skylight by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


72.


2017-04-17_16.23.08 by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


73.


St. Lester's Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


74.


DePout Methodist Church by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


Schools


75.


Facade High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


76.


The Bluff School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


77.


M.L. King Middle School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


78.


Persistence Academy by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


79. [Undergoing renovations]


Valentine High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


80.


Anytown High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


81.


Sackman High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr



82.


St Thomas Aquinas Biblical School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


83.


Sprawling High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


84.


The Kingston School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


85.


The Morgue School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


86.


Salter Middle School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


87.


Clinton School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


88.


Snax School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


89.


2017-04-18_09.59.39 by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


90. [Repurposed]


Circus School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr



91.


Lurker High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


92.


Royal High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


93.


Holden School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


94. [Undergoing renovations]

Carlisle Elementary School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


95.


Atrium School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


96.


Hilterville High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


97.


Fieldcrest High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


98.


Larry E. Myr School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


99. [Undergoing renovations]


Yuppie School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


100.


Partopen High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


101.


Boo Boo Elementary School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


102.


Dark School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


103.


Winger High School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


104. [Undergoing renovations]


Stonewall Public School by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


Theaters


105.


RKO Merrow Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


106.


The White Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


107.


The Empire Auditorium by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


108. [Undergoing renovations]


The Tulate Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


109.


The Beaux Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


110.


The Hidden Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


111.


Model Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


112.


The Ruin Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


113.


2017-04-21_11.19.12 by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


114.


Mudville Playhouse by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


115. [Demolished]


Streetside Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


116.


The Temple Auditorium by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


117.


The Lion Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


118. [Demolished]


The Seaside Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


119.


Monte Opera House by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


120. Worth noting, I had permission to shoot this building. While it doesn't seem to be being worked on, it's still set to be restored and reopened.


The Gilded Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


121.


The Poseiden Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


122.


The Black Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


123. [Undergoing demolition]


The Half Theater by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


Generating/ Pumping Stations

124.


Eddys Edge Generating Station by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


125. [Undergoing demo prep]


Gutier Generating Station by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


126.


Pointer Generating Station by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


127.


Soft Step Generating Station by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


128.


Autumn Generating Station by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


129.


Palace Generating Station by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


130.


Payne Water Works by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


131.


Topple River Generating Station by EsseXploreR, on Flickr



Mansions


132. [Undergoing renovation]


Minilynn Mansion by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


133.


Sad Mansion by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


134.


Kings Manor by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


135.


Mediterranean Mountain Mansion by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


136.


Skidmark Manor by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


137. [Undergoing renovations]


Serenity Mansion by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


138.


Black Lake Mansion by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


139.


The Lost Manor by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


Misc


140.


2017-04-18_11-33-10 by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


141.


Ravepaint Pipe Co. by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


142.


Tundra Town Shopping Center by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


143.


Bond Bank &amp; Trust by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


144.


Kirk County Courthouse by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


145.


Clubhouse Resort by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


146.


Striptown Courthouse by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


147.


Smallville National Bank by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


148.


Riverton School Administration Building by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


149.


Townsville Hotel by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


150.


T. J. Cool Factory by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


151.


Continental Greenhouses by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


152.


Dead Town Apartment Building by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


153.


Blues Blandview Palace Resort by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


154.


The Loch Company by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


155.


The Tin Foil House by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


156. [Undergoing renovation]


Centerdon Bank by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


157.



Hotel Anne X by EsseXploreR, on Flickr


So yeah, that's about it. Thanks to everyone for looking, and I hope you all have a wonderful 2018.




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Great stuff, still can't get over walking into that Synagogue with you.

I'm sure we'll find some more awesome stuff to do come next spring




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WHOA! What a collection! Amazing shots. Feels like i was transported there with these Large captures~ Thanks! Enjoyed the visits




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Christ. Nice job.




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Great stuff, still can't get over walking into that Synagogue with you.

I'm sure we'll find some more awesome stuff to do come next spring


Thanks buddy! And for sure dude. That spot is definitely in my top 5 places of the year. Nice work digging that one up. I'm sure by springtime I'll have some more goodness to visit with you.

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WHOA! What a collection! Amazing shots. Feels like i was transported there with these Large captures~ Thanks! Enjoyed the visits


Thanks for the kind words! The large images were unintentional, but reposting 150 images seemed too daunting for me haha.

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Christ. Nice job.


Ha, thanks dude. Definitely a busy year. Glad we were able to get together in 2017. Can't wait to see some of what you're going to post in 2018.





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Dude I am consistently amazed by how many spots you get to!!

Great stuff all the way around!

Looking forward to exploring more with you in 2018!




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Dude I am consistently amazed by how many spots you get to!!

Great stuff all the way around!

Looking forward to exploring more with you in 2018!


Thanks bud, I really appreciate it. Since I finally got a decent car of my own I've been getting out much further and more frequently than I have in the past. I've had some of these places on various lists and maps since before I was even on this site, so it was cool to finally get to see them in person. I'm absolutely looking forward to more opportunities to get together in 2018. I'll keep you in the loop. Thanks again for showing me around when I was out that way. That was one of my favorite trips out of all of these.




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As always, excellent work and locations man. I say this every fucking year...but we really need to get together sometime, whether in my area or yours. You have been and remain to be one of my favourites to follow here and elsewhere.

Keep your head up and keep exploring my man!




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Damn, how do you have any time to do anything with your life but explore? Way too many show stopper to name, and such an excellent variety of sites. Shame about all of the demolitions, though. Even though I know I'll never get to see even a fraction of these places, it's a bummer to see the ones that are gone for good.




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As always, excellent work and locations man. I say this every fucking year...but we really need to get together sometime, whether in my area or yours. You have been and remain to be one of my favourites to follow here and elsewhere.

Keep your head up and keep exploring my man!


Thanks so much dude! We absolutely should get together this year. If you make it down my way definitely let me know in advance. Jersey, Philly, New England, wherever. It means a lot that I'm one of your favorite follows, especially since you're so much more active in the community. I'll never lose my fondness for architecture so I'm sure I'll continue to get out. Now it's just more about the people and the experience than getting a bunch of photos.


Posted by Baldran
Damn, how do you have any time to do anything with your life but explore? Way too many show stopper to name, and such an excellent variety of sites. Shame about all of the demolitions, though. Even though I know I'll never get to see even a fraction of these places, it's a bummer to see the ones that are gone for good.


Well I work 55 hours a week, 70+ through December, so that takes up much more of my time than anything believe it or not. But outside of working and sleeping, this year mostly revolved around hanging out in places. The weekends brought new spots, and on weeknights we would usually end up hanging out in some random abandoned hospital complex or on a rooftop in a nearby city. 36, 39, 42, and 105 were all pretty regular places we would kill time at. Between those 4 places there were probably upwards of 100 visits I didn't bring my camera for. But like I said above, these days it's more about the memories than the photos.



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great recap, and I'm jealous of some of those spots, and the amount of locations! 2 & 7 are still on my bucket list.

Let me know if you're ever in my neck of the woods




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great recap, and I'm jealous of some of those spots, and the amount of locations! 2 & 7 are still on my bucket list.

Let me know if you're ever in my neck of the woods


Much appreciated, and will do!




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Well. Shit. That's an awesome year




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Well. Shit. That's an awesome year


For exploring it absolutely was. This year is off to a slow start. I've only made it to a little over a dozen new places so far. But we will see what the spring brings. Hopefully we can get together again soon.




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Is there still an active theater in your area??!

haha

Great year man, i hope to do some of them before there gone.

If you aver come to canada or montreal area hit me up!


'just 12' so far? yeah its soo bad.. loll




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Is there still an active theater in your area??!

haha

Great year man, i hope to do some of them before there gone.

If you aver come to canada or montreal area hit me up!


'just 12' so far? yeah its soo bad.. loll


Thanks! Active theaters around these parts are few and far between, especially when talking about historic venues. But if I go across the river to NYC I have plenty to choose from. There are also still tons of empty or partially empty ones I haven't been inside yet. I'll definitely let ya know if I'm up that way. And yeah, that's slower than last year. But I'm up to 18 now, so if things continue I should have a decent year end thread for 2018 as well.




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