Abandoned Resorts of the Northeast

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Overview
Abandoned resorts are both haunting and humbling to behold. Massive, cavernous, and sprawling, they once brimmed with life and laughter. Now they stand in eerie silence—a life of solitude they seem ill-suited to. Occasionally there are places which, through some chain of events, planned or not, come to embody a specific era in American popular culture. The massive vacation resorts of yesteryear are throwbacks to a way of life we seem to have drifted away from over the recent decades. They are relics of a simpler time when driving into the mountains with one's family was the pinnacle of a vacation getaway. These resorts still exist today, though by-and-large they have been left to rot, thrown away by a society that no longer requires them. They are decaying reminders that, not long ago, simply enjoying one another's company was considered a vacation. Walk the darkened halls and wander the shadowed lobbies of these immense, abandoned resorts, and witness what happens when properties built to entertain thousands are left without a soul to care for, or to care for them.
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ISBN: 9781634992770
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
Date:
State: New York
Series: America Through Time
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.5 (h)
Author
RUSTY TAGLIARENI AND CHRISTINA MATHEWS have been documenting abandoned historical properties throughout the United States for well over a decade. In 2009, they launched their website, www.AntiquityEchoes.com, dedicated to archiving the locations they've filmed and generating public awareness. Rusty and Christina are award-winning best-selling authors, with work featured on many media outlets such as 60 Minutes and The New York Times. Prior to its dissolution, Rusty and Christina were heavily involved with the Preserve Greystone movement, a grassroots organization founded to raise awareness and seek preservation of the disused Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, New Jersey. They are trustees of PreservationWorks, a national nonprofit which advocated for the preservation and adaptive reuse of our country's last remaining Kirkbride-plan psychiatric institutions.