BillsPics' photos

hall of disorders...

07 Mar 2021 6 3 17
A long,silent hallway in the abandoned Kewanee Boiler office building in Kewanee, IL.The company, synonymous for it's boilers that powered manufacturering, government, and school buildings, abandoned the office many years ago. The whole factory complex, including this building, is currently under demolition....

breaking down....

02 May 2021 8 6 36
This nice,but long abandoned farmhouse, was in relatively good shape just 5 years ago. But the effects of neglect come quickly....

Long term parking....

28 Apr 2021 13 3 28
This old Dodge Brothers coupe is a favorite subject of mine. It sits,seemingly forgotten, in an old decaying barn far off the beaten path. The owner is now too old to restore it,but apparently can't part with this rare 1934 survivor....

another long winter for the 05....

16 Apr 2021 10 2 36
An old steam engine endures another long northern Illinois winter. It is the last of a fleet of steam engines that were once used at a local Steel manufacturer, now long out of business....

the long breakdown...

05 Apr 2021 6 3 32
This old northern Illinois farmhouse has been abandoned so long that trees have actually grown up in some of the doorways making entry impossible!

the winter barn...

10 Mar 2021 13 3 98
Forgotten barn surviving another bitter northern Illinois winter....

past the boiling point...

07 Mar 2021 10 2 57
The sorry remains of the original Kewanee Boiler Plant in Kewanee, IL. The plant first began in 1868,and by the early 1900's Kewanee boilers were in manufacturing plants, government buildings, schools and churches, and ships all over the world. The plant at one time employed 4000 workers and still had nearly a 1000 in the early '70s. But more efficient ways of powering and heating became available and the plant was finally shuttered in 2002. Today only the badly dilipidated office building and this single metal smoke stack remain on the site....

St. John's.....

10 Jan 2021 9 5 64
The stunning St. John's Lutheran Church in St. Donatius, IL.

heavy duty...

15 Feb 2021 15 6 54
This old heavy duty IH truck has been recently released from its green cover....

emerging from the shadows...

05 Jan 2021 20 6 69
Old 1930's Chevrolet sedan found in a decaying Northern Illinois barn desperately hoping for restoration....

winter's chill....

01 Feb 2021 15 12 72
Abandoned Iowa mansion in the dead of winter....

readin', ritin',and ruin....

27 Jan 2021 25 15 92
Long forgotten old one room schoolhouse in northern Iowa...

in the bleak midwinter....

07 Jan 2021 15 2 76
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan Earth stood hard as iron Water like a stone Snow had fallen Snow on snow on snow In the bleak midwinter Long, long ago.... Long abandoned northern Illinois farmhouse caught in the grips of winter's chill....

the patroit...

22 Jun 2020 6 1 47
A patriotic display on an old downtown building in historic Deadwood,South Dakota.

black in the white...

04 Jan 2021 14 7 53
Cattle making their way to eat in a winter wonderland.... It's good to be back posting on Ipernity!

a long winter's nap...

20 Oct 2020 14 3 72
Abandoned in a forgotten northern Illinois farmhouse....

the old days....

14 Oct 2020 14 1 87
Old abandoned corn crib and windmill sit quietly in a northern Illinois field....

the tower....

15 Sep 2020 17 1 86
The Lena,IL. water tower was completed in 1896 after nearly 2 decades of problems. The first attempt proved unstable and had to be demolished. Later a reservoir and electric plant were added. The old complex, still in limited use, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997....

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