Sadly, Utterly Abandoned and Other Images from a Little Indiana Town

These are some images from my trip home in July, 2013. Most are from my husband’s little home town of Manilla, Indiana, which I didn’t even know existed just 10 miles or so southeast of my little home town until I met him when he began working in my home town. How crazy is that? I immediately fell in love with the people, the buildings, and the history.

I would love to see the remaining buildings restored and brought back to life – and even those that are long gone rebuilt and turned into thriving businesses once again. A girl can dream.

An abandoned tobacco barn between Vevay and Madison, Indiana.

An abandoned tobacco barn between Vevay and Madison, Indiana.

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Hotels

I always wonder what happened to drive away business. Was it poor management, an economic downturn, or did someone die on the property and the hauntings have scared off all the customers? It’s really quite sad to see such beautiful craftsmanship gone to waste in some of these properties.

An old and abandoned hotel in the center of Odessa. by Roland Geider

An old and abandoned hotel in the center of Odessa by Roland Geider

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