Thanks! In every post I list either the location’s address or, in the case of things like Flickr reblogs, name and link the original person who shot it so you can find more through them.
You know what, you’re right. I’ll fix that soon. Thanks for the kind words!
That’s the Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows. Last I read, the city keeps trying to do something with it, then flakes out. It’s been that way for a decade.
Parking all day.
Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows - abandoned since 2003
224 North 1st Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
This handsome Georgian Revival building was constructed by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1924. It was designed by Francis E. Dunlap and exhibits simple red brick, 2-story facades with Classical detailing and a screened portico facing the Des Plaines River. Vacant since a minor fire in 2003, it has been owned by the Village since 2008.
Chair - Pilsen, Chicago
by Sean Neuert
3114 W. Franklin Blvd
This used to be two units, each with two floors, before it caught fire in September 2012. The right half is now demolished, and a two-month-old baby sadly died in the fire. The left half still stands, now condemned, and you can see strange details on the side, like the bathroom tiles from both floors.
Abandoned 58th Street CTA Green Line Station
An abandoned building in Chicago’s south side
50 Madison St, Maywood, IL
A small, abandoned distribution warehouse just outside Chicago