Abandoned House – West Alton, MO

Along 67 from St. Louis to Alton is a big, empty parking lot with a remnants of a few signs. Back in a copse of trees is a house that has apparently been there for a while. Google Maps shows this entire area underwater as of June, 2019.

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Below is looking from near the house back toward the highway. I think “Twin River Water Fun” may have been (or still is?) a place to rent equipment for river float trips.
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St. Ambrose Church, St. Nazianz WI

In the small town of St. Nazianz, WI, there is a compound of buildings that used to be a seminary. The property itself is well-tended and the grounds are mowed regularly.

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Several of the buildings, however, have sat mostly empty for a number of years. The sanctuary, St. Ambrose, appears to be used mostly for storage although it appears to be used for private worship as well. That’s a banner for some sort of event draped across the pews. It’s occasionally open to visitors, although none of the other abandoned parts are.

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On closer inspection, you can see where water has made its way in and has started the building’s decay.

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The seminary building is also mostly abandoned, and I have not seen it open to the public, other than a thrift store that is active at the back of the building.

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This is the dormitory building, to the right of the sanctuary.

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