Monday, November 10, 2014

Abandoned James E. Pepper Distillery, exterior shots.

Pepper distillery, 1930s.  Photographer unknown.

Here is part two of our series about the old James E. Pepper distillery.  Here is the first installment.  When we checked it out last year, the current owners were just embarking on a pretty intensive restoration of the property.  It keeps looking better and better all the time.  Check them out on facebook if you're interested...  anyhow...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Indiana Army Ammunition Plant, History Brochure, circa 1973

This turned up recently, and its pretty unique.  As best as we can tell, its some sort of  INAAP history booklet, perhaps handed out during tours or at some conference or another.  It looks like it was written by someone at the plant, as it contains a great deal of information about INAAP; its history, its capacity, workforce, etc etc.  While it is missing a few pages (2, 20-22), it is still a remarkable little document.  Of note is the reference on page "8" to the fact that 1,000 German prisoners of war worked at the plant at one point.  Hopefully someone finds this stuff interesting.  Rather than hosting it as a pdf, it is set up as pictures that are viewable one at a time.

Monday, June 16, 2014

USS Indianapolis ship's Bell, Indianapolis, Indiana

Located in the Indiana World War Memorial in Indianapolis Indiana sits an unusual relic of a mostly forgotten voyage that helped to change history.  Join us today as we examine it and the circumstances that led to it being left largely in the shadows.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Nick's Powder Keg Museum of Treasures, Utica, Indiana

Located in Utica, Indiana, we found this neat private collection on a recent trip through the area.  Join us as we look at the interesting artifacts and architecture on display at this hidden local treasure.  We must point out that this is a private collection, and that it is not always open.  Check their Facebook page for various public events, and do not trespass to see anything on your own. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

George Rogers Clark Homesite Cabin, Clarksville, Indiana

Located along the Ohio River, this log cabin is a historical reconstruction.  It is located in the same area as the original George Rogers Clark homesite, the exact location having been lost to history.    Join us today as we check out this neat local attraction.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rostrum at Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Located in the "military section" of the Cave Hill National Cemetery, this structure is all the remains of a rostrum constructed in 1898.  It was once a speaking platform for the various remembrance events and ceremonies held in this section of the cemetery.  It has not seen use in a number of years, and though somewhat conserved, it has fallen into relic condition.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Abandoned Fourteen Mile Creek Bridges and INAAP - Charlestown, Indiana

The grounds of the abandoned Indiana Army Ammunition Plant are littered with all sorts of structures and debris.  Today, we explore some bridges on the north eastern side of the land, now overgrown but still quite interesting.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lawrence Family Cemetery, University of Louisville, Kentucky

Located on the grounds of the University of Louisville "Shelby" campus, this picturesque cemetery is little known and largely overlooked.  Before the forty days of snow started, I went over to check it out and take these photos.  It's like something from a movie...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Madison-Milton Bridge Project, Indiana and Kentucky

We took a trip over the summer up to Madison, Indiana and Milton, Kentucky to check out the bridge work they were doing.  Its a rather strange project, one that we decided to document with this post, as we knew it wouldn't last long.  Check out the photo-set inside.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Depot, Shelbyville, Kentucky

This is the former Louisville and Nashville Railroad Depot in Shelbyville, Kentucky.  Closed as a station in 1971, it was moved to its current location shortly afterwards.  It is now privately owned and well preserved.  We made this photo set on a recent trip through the area. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Heigold House Facade, "The Point" in Louisville, Kentucky

This facade is all that remains of the old Heigold House, built in 1853. We recently poked around it for a photo tour.  Check out our shots of this strange place....

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Abandoned Cedar Grove Bridge, Franklin County, Indiana

Located in Franklin County, Indiana, the Cedar Grove Bridge was abandoned because of a dispute between county and state officials.  While it is in decent shape, nobody wanted to pay to have it repainted and redecked.  As a result, the bridge was closed and traffic redirected to another bridge just upriver.  Its future is in doubt.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

16" Naval Gunpowder Bags, as made at INAAP, Charlestown, Indiana

Perhaps the most famous product of INAAP, the 16" naval gunpowder bag is a sight to behold.  A whole bunch of these were recently disassembled for scrap, but I was lucky to get photos of one that had neatly disassembled and restored as a collectible.  Check out the photos inside....

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Albany National Cemetery, Indiana

For any number of reasons, I've always felt a special connection to United States National Cemeteries.  Usually referred to as "Military Cemeteries," these green spaces are the final resting places of millions of American veterans and their spouses.  This is a brief photo tour of the one located in New Albany, Indiana.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Abandoned and Demolished Railroad Bridge, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana

While it may look like an Aztec pyramid, this is actually the remains of a bridge.  Demolished in 1982, this is all the remains of a railroad bridge in Paoli Indiana.