Methodist church, Gary, Indiana - Gary, Indiana, was founded in 1905 during the boom of US steel. During the 1950s, more than 200,000 people worked in the bustling city. As the manufacturing sector declined, nearly half of the city fell into disuse.

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Methodist church, Gary, Indiana - Gary, Indiana, was founded in 1905 during the boom of US steel. During the 1950s, more than 200,000 people worked in the bustling city. As the manufacturing sector declined, nearly half of the city fell into disuse.

Marquette Park Pavillion in Gary, Indiana is surrounded by an Asian themed garden and lagoon.

Marquette Park Pavillion in Gary, Indiana is surrounded by an Asian themed garden and lagoon.

Forging steel, GARY Indiana is the world    Capitol of this technology,Thanks to Elbert Gary and Andrew Carnegie.

Forging steel, GARY Indiana is the world Capitol of this technology,Thanks to Elbert Gary and Andrew Carnegie.

The interior of the Union Station, Gary, Indiana - Left to rot for over 50 years, the Union Station was used as an example of what would happen to a Chicago building if no people were around to tend to its upkeep in the series 'Life After People'.

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America's industrial heartlands

The interior of the Union Station, Gary, Indiana - Left to rot for over 50 years, the Union Station was used as an example of what would happen to a Chicago building if no people were around to tend to its upkeep in the series 'Life After People'.

The interior of the U.S. Post Office building in Gary, Indiana reveals what happens when nature is left to attack buildings built by man

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America's industrial heartlands

The interior of the U.S. Post Office building in Gary, Indiana reveals what happens when nature is left to attack buildings built by man

Wilbur Wynant House.1916. Gary, Indiana. Frank Lloyd Wright. Prairie Style.

Wilbur Wynant House.1916. Gary, Indiana. Frank Lloyd Wright. Prairie Style.

From the time it opened, The Palace Theater was one of the grandest venues in Gary, Indiana, but when the US Steel plant in Gary shed people, so did the rest of the town. The theater eventually shut down in 1972.

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America's industrial heartlands

From the time it opened, The Palace Theater was one of the grandest venues in Gary, Indiana, but when the US Steel plant in Gary shed people, so did the rest of the town. The theater eventually shut down in 1972.

Spectacular photographs show abandoned railway stations left to fall to pieces…

Spectacular photographs show abandoned railway stations left to fall to pieces around the world

Spectacular photographs show abandoned railway stations left to fall to pieces…

Covered in gleaming snow, City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, was built in the 1920's to hold a congregation of 950, complete with choir and one of the largest church organ's in the state.  The church once boasted a membership of 3,000, but by 1970, Sunday attendance had crashed down to about 100.

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America's industrial heartlands

Covered in gleaming snow, City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, was built in the 1920's to hold a congregation of 950, complete with choir and one of the largest church organ's in the state. The church once boasted a membership of 3,000, but by 1970, Sunday attendance had crashed down to about 100.

Gary, Indiana Is Deteriorating So Much That It May Cut Off Services To Nearly Half Of Its Land  Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gary-indiana-is-deteriorating-badly-2013-6#ixzz2WpFJiH44

Gary, Indiana Is Deteriorating So Much That It May Cut Off Services To Nearly Half Of Its Land

Gary, Indiana Is Deteriorating So Much That It May Cut Off Services To Nearly Half Of Its Land Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gary-indiana-is-deteriorating-badly-2013-6#ixzz2WpFJiH44

Union Station, Gary, Indiana, which was opened in 1910 and built to serve the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The station lies empty now, having been abandoned in the late 1950's as the city began to fall into disrepair

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America's industrial heartlands

Union Station, Gary, Indiana, which was opened in 1910 and built to serve the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The station lies empty now, having been abandoned in the late 1950's as the city began to fall into disrepair

Tragic portrait of a city in decline: The desolate ruins of Gary, Indiana reveal the decaying heart of America's once proud industrial centre

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America's industrial heartlands

Tragic portrait of a city in decline: The desolate ruins of Gary, Indiana reveal the decaying heart of America's once proud industrial centre

The Palace Theater in Gary was one of the focal points of the local community during the city's heyday in the early part of last century

City of the Century that became a ghost town: Tragic portraits from the decaying world of America's industrial heartlands

The Palace Theater in Gary was one of the focal points of the local community during the city's heyday in the early part of last century

NBC News recently profiled the depressed city of Gary, IN, near Chicago for its "Poverty In America" series, reporting that about 6,500 of the 7,000 properties the city owns are abandoned, and Gary officials are thinking about auctioning the buildings off for $1 because the city doesn't have the money to demolish them.  Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gary-indiana-is-deteriorating-badly-2013-6#ixzz3ERe6EXL6

Gary, Indiana Is Deteriorating So Much That It May Cut Off Services To Nearly Half Of Its Land

NBC News recently profiled the depressed city of Gary, IN, near Chicago for its "Poverty In America" series, reporting that about 6,500 of the 7,000 properties the city owns are abandoned, and Gary officials are thinking about auctioning the buildings off for $1 because the city doesn't have the money to demolish them. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gary-indiana-is-deteriorating-badly-2013-6#ixzz3ERe6EXL6

Born in Michigan but I was raised in Gary, Indiana. The school system in Gary was and still is very poor when it comes to the academic level. While in school they only passed you to get you out of their hair or because their jobs where on the line.

Born in Michigan but I was raised in Gary, Indiana. The school system in Gary was and still is very poor when it comes to the academic level. While in school they only passed you to get you out of their hair or because their jobs where on the line.

[Breaking News update posted at 1:01 p.m. ET] The 43-year-old Gary, Indiana, man in police custody in connection with the bodies of seven women found in Hammond and Gary has been identified as Darr...

[Breaking News update posted at 1:01 p.m. ET] The 43-year-old Gary, Indiana, man in police custody in connection with the bodies of seven women found in Hammond and Gary has been identified as Darr...

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