Places in Illinois

Alton | Historic river port that has undergone several economic transformations. (9 photos - 2013)


Basin

Bartonville | What's left of Peoria State Hospital and the ruined Allied grain mill. (5 photos - 2017)


Cahokia Mounds | The site of the largest pre-European city in what is now the United States. (9 photos - 2013)


Cairo | A historic river city that has lost over 80 percent of it's population since 1920. (17 photos - 2013)


Chicago | Union Stockyards and the Central Manufacturing District. (4 photos - 2017)


Chicago | Stockyards, Pilsen and other locations from the early 90s. (17 photos - 1990 - 1993)


Hawthorne Works, Cicero | A water tower behind a strip mall is all that's left of what was the largest telephone factory in the US. (4 photos - 2017)


Confluence Tower, Hartford | Very large, expensive monument built by a very small town in the middle of nowhere. (5 photos - 2013)


East Saint Louis | Profoundly dysfunctional urban wasteland. (4 photos - 2013)


Dixon Springs, | Nice state park on the site of a former mineral springs resort village. (3 photos - 2013)


Freeport | An interesting downtown with a massive abandoned 100 year old medicine factory. (4 photos - 2017)


Future City | Ghost-suburb of Cairo. (2 photos - 2013)


Gran Quivira

Granite City | Steel town in the eastern St. Louis suburbs. (3 photos - 2013)


Haymarket Monument

Haymarket Monument, Forest Park, | The Haymarket Martyrs' Monument and graves of a several of radical labor activists. (6 photos - 2017)


Joliet | The ruined Old Joliet Prison and the Joliet Iron Works ruins. (10 photos - 2017)


Marseilles

Marseilles Illinois | An abandoned water powered Nabisco box factory.(9 photos - 2017)


Gebhard Brewery, Morris Illinois | A wonderfully untouched example of pre-prohibition brewery design. (2 photos 2017)


National City | Dissolved company town. Armour packing plant ruins. (4 photos - 2013)


The Leaning Tower of Niles, | A half scale replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa on a suburban strip. (1 photo - 2017)


Oglesby

Oglesby | Former center of cement manufacture. (1 photo - 2017)


Pullman

Pullman National Monument | 1880s Company town now a national historic monument. (6 photos - 2017)


Riverside | One of the first planned suburban communities. (4 photos - 2017)


Shawneetown Illinois | A town that mostly moved away from the Ohio River to avoid flooding. (10 photos - 2013)


Thebes | A formerly important steamboat port on the Mississippi river. (2 photos - 2013)


 

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