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Gary Preservation Tour Open House on June 17

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City Methodist Church (Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns)

City Methodist Church (Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns)

Mark your calendar for June 17! You’ll want to be in Gary, Indiana for the first-ever Gary Preservation Tour Open House. After beating their crowdfunding goal by 20%, the organizers have been hard at work lining up sites to open to the public from 10am to 4pm.

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Help Crowdfund Gary Preservation Tours

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City Methodist Church [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]

City Methodist Church [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]

Like so many Chicagoans, I’m guilty of being a disaster tourist in Gary. The allure of its picturesque ruins beckons to many a photographer.

US Steel [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]

US Steel [Eric Allix Rogers/Chicago Patterns]

The “City of the Century” is a shadow of the industrial powerhouse that it once was, with a fraction of its peak population. The mighty steel works around which it was built soldier on, but the era of mass industrial employment has long since passed. What becomes of a company town when the company no longer needs it?

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