Ghostly Ruins: America's Forgotten Architecture

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Where once these structures were teeming with life-commuters, workers, vacationers-now they are disused and dilapidated.

Ghostly Ruins shows the life and death of thirty structures, formerly teaming with life, such as transportation depots, factories, and amusement parks, now disused and dilapidated. Author Harry Skrdla gives a guided tour of these marvelous structures at their peak of popularity juxtaposed with their current state of haunted decrepitude. Like a seasoned teller of ghost stories, Skrdla's words and images reveal what lies beyond the gates and beneath the floorboards. The infamous Eastern State Penitentiary and Bethlehem Steel factory in Pennsylvania, the Packard Motors Plant and Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit are all included. Ghostly Ruins is a record of the souls of yesteryear and a chronicle of America's haunted past.