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Old 11-17-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Since moving to this town I've noticed it has a lot of areas that are extremely rundown and have been flat out abandoned for decades and have somehow missed demolition. The city is full of abandoned buildings and unkempt buildings, it truly was shocking to me when I first arrived here and drove through it. Meridian has some nice areas too, but the bad ones far outweigh the good ones. Below is a photo collection I've taken showing how far down some parts of Meridian really are.


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Old 11-17-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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You've got some GREAT photos there- I love the top one of the hotel, and the 3 of the brown, art deco highrise (it kind of reminds me of the Spivey building in East St. Louis for some reason) especially. I've never been to Meridian but the title of your post caught my eye.

Keep up the wonderful work with the photography! I adore photos of urban decay, as haunting and sad as the reality is!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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You've got some GREAT photos there- I love the top one of the hotel, and the 3 of the brown, art deco highrise (it kind of reminds me of the Spivey building in East St. Louis for some reason) especially. I've never been to Meridian but the title of your post caught my eye.

Keep up the wonderful work with the photography! I adore photos of urban decay, as haunting and sad as the reality is!
Thank you! I confess my favorite was also the first one of the hotel, which is why I lead the album with that picture. The highrise you are referring to was Meridian's first skyscraper completed in 1929, stands at little over 130 feet tall. Has been abandoned since the 1970's. In the early 2000's the city spent a few hundred thousand dollars in boarding up the windows so the inside would be better protected in case someone wants to refurbish it some time down the road.

East St. Louis is an American tragedy, and FAR worse than Meridian. That city has no hope left I'm afraid.

I too adore pictures like this, it's fascinating to me for some reason. Though these pictures do a lot to hinder Meridian's standing, I plan on making a separate thread with new photos in the future show casing Meridian's nicer side, unfortunately you may not find that one as interesting!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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What's the obsession with Meridian? You can find decay like this in several other Mississippi cities. Greenville is a lot worse than Meridian.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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What's the obsession with Meridian? You can find decay like this in several other Mississippi cities. Greenville is a lot worse than Meridian.
I have heard it is, yet I've never been through there. But I happen to live in Meridian, it's a lot easier to photograph.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Confederate flag omg.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: The South
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Confederate flag omg.

Where? I saw the US flag and the Mississippi state flag, but I didn't see a Confederate flag.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Where? I saw the US flag and the Mississippi state flag, but I didn't see a Confederate flag.
The confederate flag is in the corner of the Mississippi state flag, isn't it?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: The South
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This is the Confederate flag.
He said he saw the Confederate flag. He didn't, he saw the Mississippi state flag.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Confederate symbolism in the South?! Can you believe it?! Those darn bigots!

Funny that the OP decided to place that picture amongst all of the photos of decaying buildings.

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