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Abandoned Gary, Indiana: City of the Century
  • ISBN: 9781634994071
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Abandoned Gary, Indiana: City of the Century

Author(s): David Bulit
Gary, Indiana, was a prosperous steel city, serving as a testing ground for the assimilation and Americanization of immigrants. Although plagued with racial strife, industrial pollution, and political corruption, the city thrived into the 1960s.

The city rapidly declined over the past few decades due to the growing overseas competitiveness in the steel industry resulting in mass layoffs from the steel mills in the area. As jobs dried up, crime went up and white flight soon began. The voting in of one of the nation’s first big city black mayors in an area full of racial segregation and strife sped up the process.

The city is now a mere shadow of its former self, once known as the City of the Century and now regarded as the nation’s murder capital, drug capital, and most miserable city.

Not many people visit Gary nowadays, but those that do are usually there to view the remains. Photographer David Bulit sets out to highlight the lost architectural gems and forgotten history of Gary, Indiana.


David Bulit is a Hialeah native, a city within the greater Miami area, who has spent nearly a decade documenting abandoned locales throughout the state of Florida. Mostly known for his blog, Abandoned Florida, his photography has been featured by local, national, and international news outlets. His other published works include Lost Miami: Stories and Secrets of Magic City Ruins and Southern Comfort: Abandoned Homes of the American South.

ISBN: 9781634994071
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
DATE: 7/25/2022
STATE: Indiana
PAGES: 138
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)