32 Photographs of Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Place

While some historical sites in America are well preserved, The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 19 million buildings have been abandoned across the county. Every day they are fading away into oblivion and taking history with them.

Urban Explorer bloggers and photographers capture our country's history and preserve it.  Artists like The Explorographer chronicle these Abandonscapes and leave nothing behind but footprints. Escape into 32 of his Hauntingly Beautiful Photographs of Abandoned Places.

Opened in 1919, The Grossinger Resort in Liberty, NY, grew from 100 acres to 1200 acres in the 1950s.  In its heyday, it sported 2 Olympic-sized swimming pools, several cottages and hotels, 8 Tennis courts, a skating rink, a ski slope and lodge, an 18 hole golf course, and its own post office and airport.

1. Indoor Swim

The Grossinger Resort had it all and, in its heyday, was one of the largest resorts in the Catskills. The indoor pool featured a beauty salon with a view to a kill.

2. Less Privacy, More Fantasy

Jackson Sanatorium is located in upstate New York and looks more like a scene from The Shining than a health resort. Known now as the place that invented Granola.  This simple breakfast alternative was invented by Dr. Caleb Jackson of Dansville, NY, in 1863 and, at the time, was known as Granula.

3. Haunted Cereal

Though several vain attempts at restoring the property and its accompanying cottages were made over the years, the cottages were burned down by vandals. Additionally, much of the building has collapsed, losing this valuable piece of history forever.

4. A Battle Lost to Time