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In The Shadow of Chicago: US Post Office

By Kevin Robinson in Miscellaneous on Feb 19, 2010 6:00PM

Last Fall, we took a look at some of the communities and abandonments on the far South side and in Northwest Indiana. While the weather hasn't been amenable to walking the City of the Century, David Tribby has shared some of his photography of Gary with us. This week, we'll be looking at some of the notable abandoned buildings there. For a more in depth look at the architecture of the once-great city, check out his book, Gary Indiana, a City's Ruins.

Built in 1936, this New Deal era building was designed by Howard Lovewell Cheney, who was also the supervising architect on the Chicago Tribune Tower. Unfortunately, there isn't much information available on the web about the old post office in Gary, Indiana, leaving David Tribby's photographs and the comments of other urban explorers around the internet as some of the last remaining witnesses to a building that once made up part of a vibrant downtown.