Abandoned Pennsylvania: Remains of the Keystone State provides readers a glimpse back to times left behind.
A once-booming state, which played a central role in the American Revolution, is now home to countless abandonments, from the big cities lush in forgotten churches and schools with remarkable architecture to small rural coal mining towns trapped in time that hold the remnants of former homes, hospitals, jails, and mills.
Look deep inside through the 141 color photographs of these crumbling beautiful structures and discover the beauty in the natural decay. Explore the magnificent remnants of a 110-room mansion that holds ties to the Titanic. Wander the tracks of an old rickety wooden roller coaster engulfed in foliage or an old silk mill that has colorful threads from end to end. Follow the journey and step inside Pennsylvania like you never knew and discover what lies behind closed doors.
These once well-constructed, elegant structures will meet their demise and fall victim to mother nature and vandalism.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jenn Brown is a self-trained, hobby photographer on Long Island, NY. Her photographic work centers around vacant areas and buildings of historic character. Growing up in a household of trade workers, Jenn was inculcated to a world where craftsmanship reigned supreme. Jenn's early interactions with skilled labor influenced her to art and her later career choice in textile work. Her long interest in the ornate architecture, that dominated the twentieth-century American landscape, was a result and would add to what she refers to as "an addiction to abandonments." The constant search, thrill, and capturing of these structures has given her purpose. Now, free from anxiety and depression, exploring has shaped her into the person she's always wanted to be.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 9.25 (w) x 6.5 (h)