City Methodist Church is one of the most striking abandonments in Gary, Indiana, a city that is still populated with over 80,000 residents but largely retains the feel of a ghost town. Located in the southeastern portion of the Chicago metropolitan area, Gary lost a large percentage of its population in a damaging combination of white flight, economic distress, skyrocketing crime and the decline of the steel industry, which was a major source of jobs.

City Methodist Church is one of the most striking abandonments in Gary, Indiana, a city that is still populated with over 80,000 residents but largely retains the feel of a ghost town. Located in the southeastern portion of the Chicago metropolitan area, Gary lost a large percentage of its population in a damaging combination of white flight, economic distress, skyrocketing crime and the decline of the steel industry, which was a major source of jobs.

Abandoned City methodist church Gary indiana 1 - 7 Abandoned wonders of Institutional Architecture

Abandoned City methodist church Gary indiana 1 - 7 Abandoned wonders of Institutional Architecture

Methodist Church Sanctuary – Gary, Indiana- by Joe Lax-Salinas This church is both beautiful and in pitiful state. Because of one of the highest crime rate of Indiana, it was closed in the 1970s and has been vacant ever since.

Methodist Church Sanctuary – Gary, Indiana- by Joe Lax-Salinas This church is both beautiful and in pitiful state. Because of one of the highest crime rate of Indiana, it was closed in the 1970s and has been vacant ever since.

You might be surprised by the location of this gorgeous church: Gary, Indiana. It cost $1 million to build in 1926 and once had a congregation of over 3,000 thanks to the booming steel town, but as employment declined and crime rose, the church dwindled and was abandoned in 1980.   - HouseBeautiful.com

21 of the Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

You might be surprised by the location of this gorgeous church: Gary, Indiana. It cost $1 million to build in 1926 and once had a congregation of over 3,000 thanks to the booming steel town, but as employment declined and crime rose, the church dwindled and was abandoned in 1980. - HouseBeautiful.com

You might be surprised by the location of this gorgeous church: Gary, Indiana. It cost $1 million to build in 1926 and once had a congregation of over 3,000 thanks to the booming steel town, but as employment declined and crime rose, the church dwindled and was abandoned in 1980.

21 of the Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

You might be surprised by the location of this gorgeous church: Gary, Indiana. It cost $1 million to build in 1926 and once had a congregation of over 3,000 thanks to the booming steel town, but as employment declined and crime rose, the church dwindled and was abandoned in 1980.

Read about the 7 horrific murders that took place in Gary, Indiana and you decide who committed these crimes!

Read about the 7 horrific murders that took place in Gary, Indiana and you decide who committed these crimes!

No Public Access Fishing Spot On Lake Michigan In Gary Indiana   Our leaders do not care for the sport of fishing and spends all our resources for getting us access on foolishness. Because Cabela's & Bass Pro stores built 2 new stores in cities adjacent to Gary. They have given the Idiom to cut ones nose off to spite your face a definition that should go down in the annals of history. Because of the crime rate and unfriendly climate in city hall we are being punished.

No Public Access Fishing Spot On Lake Michigan In Gary Indiana Our leaders do not care for the sport of fishing and spends all our resources for getting us access on foolishness. Because Cabela's & Bass Pro stores built 2 new stores in cities adjacent to Gary. They have given the Idiom to cut ones nose off to spite your face a definition that should go down in the annals of history. Because of the crime rate and unfriendly climate in city hall we are being punished.

Larry Mayes Scene of arrest, The Royal Inn, Gary, Indiana Police found Mayes hiding beneath a mattress in this room Served 18.5 years of an 80-year sentence for Rape, Robbery, and Unlawful Deviate Conduct, 2002

Haunting Portraits of the Wrongly Convicted at the Scene of the Crime

Larry Mayes Scene of arrest, The Royal Inn, Gary, Indiana Police found Mayes hiding beneath a mattress in this room Served 18.5 years of an 80-year sentence for Rape, Robbery, and Unlawful Deviate Conduct, 2002

Cathedral, Gary, Indiana - As U.S. Steel employment dwindled, the residents of Gary moved to nearby suburbs; then as jobs left downtown, city many residents moved out altogether while crime and poverty rose.

Cathedral, Gary, Indiana - As U.S. Steel employment dwindled, the residents of Gary moved to nearby suburbs; then as jobs left downtown, city many residents moved out altogether while crime and poverty rose.

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