Abandoned Maryland: Lost Legacies

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Throughout Maryland, one finds abandoned curiosities in forests and meadows, as well as hiding in plain sight in urban centers. This collection of Maryland abandonments includes more than a dozen stories. The Lonaconing Silk Mill is a preserved 1957 time capsule, while the National Park Seminary at Forest Glen seems plucked from Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Once the lifeblood of a Baltimore neighborhood, the Old Town Mall resembles a set from The Walking Dead, and a few miles away, the shuttered Pemco ceramics plant is a reminder of a time when manufacturing was king. Mallows Bay’s largest shipwreck in the Western Hemisphere is now a haven for nature, and Baltimore’s N.S. Savannah continues to be a billboard for the late Atoms for Peace program. Additional stories about St. Mary’s College, the Maryland House of Correction, Fort Washington, Henryton Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Seneca Quarry, Gundry-Glass Sanitarium, and a historic coastal cemetery in the Chesapeake Bay region complete the Maryland tale. Discover these forlorn Maryland sites and weave together the threads of history left behind. Step into another world and view images out of the ordinary, and far removed from daily life experiences.
ISBN: 9781634991070
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Maryland
Images: 151
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
CINDY VASKO was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and resides in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. For fifteen years, Cindy was the publications manager for a large construction law firm in Northern Virginia, and concurrently, for four years interviewed musicians, wrote articles, and photographed concerts for a music magazine. While Cindy enjoys partaking in all photography genres and is a multi-faceted photographer, she has a passion for abandoned site photography. Cindy is an award-winning photographer, and her works were featured in many gallery exhibitions, including galleries in New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Paris, France.