"And I will never forgive myself for not being there to protect you I should have been at home instead of out trying to forget you Just one fight and I’m out the door What kind of man am I? I swore I’d never leave your side.”
When I first got into Urban Exploring in 2007, Maryland was a pretty good place to be. We had a lot of stuff to keep us occupied in only a 30 minute drive. These days everything is gone whether it be by demolition, nature reclaiming it or by rehab. What is left is mostly locked up like Fort Knox. I decided to gather up one photo of each place we lost recently. Most of these edits are years old and could be better but here it goes…
1st Left: Alcoa’s Eastalco Works in Frederick, Md. Been under ongoing demolition for several years now.
1st Right: Seagram’s Distillery aka Baltimore Pure Rye Distillery in Dundalk. It has caught on fire so many times I have lost count. There is nothing of value left.
2nd L: Eastern High School in Baltimore. The roof caved in due to snow last year.
2nd R: Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Md. Anything that could be salvaged was removed and sent to Clark’s Elioak Farm for restoration. What is left is crumbling and sad.
3rd L: Gunther Brewery in Canton, Baltimore. Now being rehabbed into condos and shops as part of Brewers Hill.
3rd R: Lebow Clothes in Station North, Baltimore. Been rehabbed into Baltimore Design School, opens this fall.
4th L: Fort Howard V.A. Hospital. Going to be rehabbed soon, under heavy security by Federal Police.
4th R: Montebello Rehab Hospital, on the Morgan State property. Demolished in summer of 2013.
5th L: Henryton Tuberculosis Hospital in Marriottsville, Md. Demolished in summer of 2013.
5th R: Illchester Mill near Ellicott City, Md. Demolished in summer of 2013.
Defeater frontman Derek Archambault will be releasing his debut album under a side-project called Alcoa on February 26th via Bridge Nine Records. The album will be titled Bone & Marrow. Check out details on the project below by clicking “Read More.”