Category: abandoned church

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

St. Philip’s Anglican Church built in 1894 atop the original foundation from 1848, was in operation until 2003 when a new building was built on the same property.  An attempt by the Diocese to obtain a demolition permit was denied by town council and the next day the church’s steeple was sawed off and pulled to the ground.  Shortly after this devastating incident the town designated the church a Municipal Heritage Structure.  Just days later, residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s witnessed a parishioner loading church pews into a truck and trailer. The man was allegedly following instructions from parish officials to cut them into shelving for the new church.

I took this photo of the church and its fallen steeple in June 2015, later that year in September, a demolition permit was issued and the church was demolished shortly after that.

St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

St. Philip’s Anglican Church built in 1894 atop the original foundation from 1848, was in operation until 2003 when a new building was built on the same property.  An attempt by the Diocese to obtain a demolition permit was denied by town council and the next day the church’s steeple was sawed off and pulled to the ground.  Shortly after this devastating incident the town designated the church a Municipal Heritage Structure.  Just days later, residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s witnessed a parishioner loading church pews into a truck and trailer. The man was allegedly following instructions from parish officials to cut them into shelving for the new church.

I took this photo of the church and its fallen steeple in June 2015, later that year in September, a demolition permit was issued and the church was demolished shortly after that.

St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Methodist to Madness – 2018

Methodist to Madness – 2018

A rare find in this province indeed, a truly forgotten Methodist church found somewhere along the backroads of Ontario, Canada.

It really is amazing how quickly this church is falling apart, just six years ago this church was pretty much pristine as it was when the final service had taken place.  Due to the deterioration of the roof, the floor has buckled and become soft and spongy, the ceiling has begun to collapse and the black mold growing quickly, sadly this building does not have a lot of time left.

United Methodist Church – Gary, Indiana Photo…

United Methodist Church – Gary, Indiana

Photographed by: Ken Fager

alessalaranitara: Italia, ti amo.

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Italia, ti amo.

alessalaranitara: Holy. <i>Non mobile …

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Holy.

<i>Non mobile shots coming soon to this blog. Like in summer, I guess. One of my favourites, my personal non plus ultra.</i>

Descent – 2018

Descent – 2018

I am not a big fan of organised religion, I believe it can cause more problems than it can solve. Despite this I find myself drawn to its architecture.  For centuries congregations were constructing large ornate churches with a sense of grandeur and these buildings were and to some extent still are the source of some of Canada’s most interesting architecture.  Unfortunately in recent years there has been a decline in these buildings of worship due to dwindling congregations and therefore a lack of funds to maintain them.

I was extremely excited to visit this particular building, it is a great example of modernist architecture and is not commonly found in churches within Canada.  When we arrived at the location there were a lot of fresh boards over the windows and I did not have much hope of getting inside.  We circled the entire building without any luck. My friend decided to return to the car but I wanted to do one more quick check just to make sure we hadn’t missed anything, to my surprise I found a hole just barely big enough to fit through. Sometimes persistence pays off!!

darbians: Abandoned church in the UK. Check out the link for…

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Abandoned church in the UK. Check out the link for the full set from here…

Abandoned Church Norfolk

Glenn Dale Tuberculosis Hospital (Glenn Dale, Maryland) ADDRESS:…

Glenn Dale Tuberculosis Hospital (Glenn Dale, Maryland) 

ADDRESS: 5201 Glenn Dale Rd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

COORDINATES: 38.962553, -76.809914

Glenn Dale Hospital was a tuberculosis sanatorium and isolation hospital built in 1934. The hospital consists of 23 buildings and sits on 216 acres of land. Glenn Dale Hospital’s 23 buildings include the children’s nurse’s homes, the children’s hospital, residences D through F, adults’ nurse’s homes, adults hospital, and much more. (Despite urban legend, the hospital’s incinerator was not used for the burning of human remains, rather it was used to burn human wastes.)Both the children’s and adults’ buildings are connected by a series of underground tunnels, like many sanitariums. These walkways join the basements of both buildings together, however in some places the walkways are flooded with almost three feet of water. Each hospital basement has its own morgue. The hospital closed in 1981 due to the large amounts of asbestos as well as the development of vaccines. 

And now, of course, on to the urban legends of the hospital. Glenn Dale had a history of maltreatment of patients, this includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, extreme isolation, and torture of both adult and child patients. Urban legends claim that the victims of these abuses still haunt the halls today. There are many reported sightings of ghostly patients, smoke coming from the crematorium, and even a large pack of ghostly hounds running along the property. People have also complained of noises such as banging and yelling coming from the hospital walls hear screams and sometimes laughter. Inside there is sometimes a strong odor of burning flesh and smoke coming from where they used to burn the bodies. In one particular room, there is said to be sightings of a man in a straightjacket who went insane after watching his family being murdered by an intruder to his home while he hid in a closet. 

Mark Twain said it best, “The truth is stranger than fiction.” In this case, that’s definitely true. A local who lived across the street from the hospital heard gunshots coming from the building. He called the police, and they actually found one of their own officers at the building, unable to speak and staring straight ahead. He had shot off all of his rounds at something that was never found.

**I’d like to recommend not exploring this building. Maryland’s police patrol the hospital grounds regularly, there are massive amounts of asbestos and lead paint, and parts of the underground walkways are flooded with nearly three feet of thirty-year-old water. In addition to all of that, the buildings are infested with rats and bats.**

Fort Carroll (Sparrows Point, Maryland) ADDRESS: Sparrows Point,…

Fort Carroll (Sparrows Point, Maryland) 

ADDRESS: Sparrows Point, Maryland 21219

CORRDINATES: 39.214593, -76.519078

In 1847, the State of Maryland gave permission to the United States War Department to construct a fort in the shallow water of Soller’s Point Flats to protect the city of Baltimore. This fort was named Fort Carroll and was important for the defense of Baltimore. In 1853 a lighthouse was built on the ramparts to aid navigation into Baltimore Harbor and in 1898 a new lighthouse was built. The Fort was there for the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I. 

After World War I broke out, the Army removed the guns from the fort and by 1920 all guns were gone. In March 1921 the Army officially abandoned Fort Carroll and moved whatever military equipment was left to nearby Fort Howard. The War Department declared the island excess property in 1923 but took no immediate steps to sell the land. In World War II the Army used the fort as a firing range. It also served as a checkpoint for vessels.

In May 1958, Baltimore attorney Benjamin Eisenberg purchased the island for $10,000, intending to put a casino on the island, but development plans never materialized. The fort is now abandoned has is the home of thousands of native birds.