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City Methodist Church 1649

City Methodist Church Urban decay.

This huge gothic church was built in Gary Indiana in 1925. This decaying methodist church opened in 1926 and was closed in 1980.

Photographed by Michael Kappel on Sunday September 16th 2012 after being abandoned for 32 years.

  

Gary Indiana was founded in 1906 and its largest employer was US Steel.

Population declined after the decline of US Steel and large sections of the city are

abandoned. On April 28, 2009 Gary Methodist Church is featured in the episode "Outbreak" on "Life After People" as an example of what cities may look like 30 years after people.

 

577 Washington St

Gary, IN US

United States of America

 

Photo taken my Michael Kappel on a tour guided by Rick Drew

View the high resolution image on my Photo website

Pictures.MichaelKappel.com

 

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Taken on September 16, 2012