Archived Articles: Steve

An outstanding researcher and clever writer who has been with WebUrbanist for over five years, Steve has brings a twist of creative humor into the mix with articles covering geek cake designs and brilliant book artists, extreme house boat designs and real-life nanotechnology applications, dramatic guerrilla marketing campaigns and steampunk art and fashion. Steve can also be found writing away about insane news and inventions of Japan over at InventorSpot.

Classy: Abandoned Saint Frances de Sales Catholic School

In search of an earthly savior, Saint Frances de Sales Catholic School in Powhatan, VA served from 1899 to 1970 as a school for young African-American women.

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Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

No doubt these abandoned billiard parlors & snooker halls are in trouble... trouble with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!

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Automotive Acid Trip: The Graphic 3D Art Of Chris LaBrooy

Chris LaBrooy loves vintage vehicles, but with a twist: the digital artist's far-out 3D illustrations are an automotive acid trip into the 4th dimension.

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Wax On, Wax Off: 12 Closed & Deserted Drive-Thru Car Washes

Abandoned car washes are oddly abundant - you'd think they invented the self-cleaning car! Here are 12 more car-less washes left high, dry and brushed-off.

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Print Charming: Safe, Simple 3D-Printing Comes Home To Play

Following in the footsteps of the microwave oven, at-home 3D printing in the form of the Poieo3D Printer is ready for prime time, play time and study time!

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Dirty Camp 30: Canadian POW Camp Battles Neglect & Decay

Camp 30, located east of Toronto, was one of Canada's main World War II POW camps and although named a National Historic Site, continues to be neglected.

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Blocked Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Hat-Making Factories

The golden age of hats – what George Costanza called a “bald paradise” - has long passed and along with it, so have hundreds of huge hat-making factories.

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Yellow Brick Ode: The Mainly Abandoned Land Of Oz Theme Park

Closed since 1980, the Land of Oz theme park only opens for one October weekend annually. The rest of the time it looks like it's been abandoned 35 years.

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Looking Grave: 12 Spooky & Scary Abandoned Funeral Homes

Funeral homes are mortal, much like their clients. When funeral homes are abandoned, however, they're left to decay, deteriorate and decompose in public.

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Lost Soles: 10 Abandoned & De-Feeted Shoe Repair Stores

Abandoned shoe repair stores, once ubiquitous elements of the urban tapestry, epitomize small Mom & Pop stores that "progress" has kicked to the curb.

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