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America's Place Restaurant - Chanute Airforce Base, Rantoul, IL by connor_c828, via Flickr

America's Place Restaurant - Chanute Airforce Base, Rantoul, IL by connor_c828, via Flickr

Once a part of a large estate - abandoned buildings always inspire me. I love the idea of who might have lived there, events that might have taken place and most of all the idea of bringing something back from the brink...

abandoned Manteno State Hospital - Kankakee County, Illinois - has a history of horrific tortures, and the creepy bathtubs tell a sad, scary story

abandoned Manteno State Hospital - Kankakee County, Illinois - has a history of horrific tortures, and the creepy bathtubs tell a sad, scary story

Just miles from America’s most populous city is a neighborhood that’s almost entirely abandoned, its streets flooding with three feet of water every time it rains, its houses soft with rot, its yards littered with trash and debris. ‘The Hole’ is a five-block ‘border town’ between Brooklyn and Queens, and at thirty feet below sea level, it’s too close to the water table to hook up to the sewer system.

Just miles from America’s most populous city is a neighborhood that’s almost entirely abandoned, its streets flooding with three feet of water every time it rains, its houses soft with rot, its yards littered with trash and debris. ‘The Hole’ is a five-block ‘border town’ between Brooklyn and Queens, and at thirty feet below sea level, it’s too close to the water table to hook up to the sewer system.

"Old Chanute AFB Hospital" -- [Chanute Air Force Base, Senior Row - Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois. Built in 1939-1941 in response to pre-World War II massive mobilization. Building 4 was originally designed as a 75-bed hospital with a 40-man Medical Detachment. Building plans were altered before construction was complete to accommodate 110 beds & build additional space for another 500 beds.]~[Photograph by nofunk (Nolan) - August 11 2007 - Rantoul, Illinois - US]'h4d-36.2013'

"Old Chanute AFB Hospital" -- [Chanute Air Force Base, Senior Row - Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois. Built in 1939-1941 in response to pre-World War II massive mobilization. Building 4 was originally designed as a 75-bed hospital with a 40-man Medical Detachment. Building plans were altered before construction was complete to accommodate 110 beds & build additional space for another 500 beds.]~[Photograph by nofunk (Nolan) - August 11 2007 - Rantoul, Illinois - US]'h4d-36.2013'

Champaign, IL - Johnson Fountain in West Side Park - 1909.

Champaign, IL - Johnson Fountain in West Side Park - 1909.

White Hall Air Force Base (abandoned) @ Rantoul, IL

White Hall Air Force Base (abandoned) @ Rantoul, IL

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