Photo & Processing: Ashley | Bottle Bell Photography
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"Old World. New Shores."
I found this abandoned church along the shores of Lake Michigan. It was in the middle of the wilderness on a private university's campus, i believe, and in exceptional shape for it's age. It was my understanding that they still maintained it to some degree. An inscription near it indicated it was built by immigrants that entered via the great lakes. My favorite part about this church is that when I looked into the windows, it only had 2 rows of seats on each side of it's rotting aisle. The entire church was no bigger than a room in a house.
I'd like to dedicate this photo & all photos within my Rickety Buildings Collection to the buildings of Ellis Island that are on the brink of falling due to lack of funding & awareness.
Ellis Island is a true American historical gem, and was the first stop for millions of immigrants entering through New York City from 1892 to 1943.