6 Abandoned Libraries

I’m a huge fan of abandoned places and just love the idea of urban exploration.  If you also find that deserted places hold a sense of mystery and adventure, you may want to check out these six abandoned libraries!

1)Mark Twain Branch Detroit Public Library

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This Detroit public library branch was built in 1914 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie.  It was closed on  December 21st, 2011.

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For More Info: http://www.detroiturbex.com/content/parksandrec/twain

 

2) Detroit Public Schools Book Depository/ Roosevelt Park Warehouse

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One Detroit’s many ruins is this school book depository where the public school system used to store its books.

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For More Info: http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2007/11/it-will-rise-from-ashes.html

 

3) East St. Louis Library

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Some 10,000 books were mistakenly left behind when the library relocated (they were retrieved 4 years later).

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For More Info: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/archive/alnews2004/august2004abc/eaststlouis

 

4) Berkyn Manor Library

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 This abandoned manor house was once home to John Milton.  It’s located in the English countryside.

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For More Info: http://www.abandonedplaygrounds.com/the-berkyn-bull-manor-abandoned-and-derelict-in-berkshire/

 

5) Abandoned School Library off the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail, Hong Kong

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Hikers photographed this former school library in Hong Kong.

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For More Info:  http://www.hkwalkers.net/eng/trail_list/country_trail/Yuen_Tsuen_Ancient_Trail/introduction.htm

 

6) Pripyat Library

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The small town of Pripyat in Russia was built for the  workers at the Chernobyl power station.

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For More Info: http://englishrussia.com/2006/09/13/lost-city-of-chernobyl/