Photo: "Satsop From Above"

View of the unfinished Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, now known as the Satsop Business Park, from the top of one of the cooling towers. 

Between 1975 - 1978, construction began on this plant, but the heaviest construction occurred in the early 1980's when the facility employed almost 5,000 workers. 

By 1982, construction efforts had halted and thousands of workers were laid off. Around 10 years later, all building plans were terminated and staff was reduced to a bare minimum. 

Photo: "Intertwined"

 
 

Sadly not much is known about this beautiful power plant, but it appears to have been part of the former 1950's era Beaunit Rayon Factory in Childersburg, Alabama. 

The plant still stands on well maintained grounds between many active businesses, while the rubble of the now demolished Rayon Factory lays scattered around the nearby fields. 

Photo: "Greystone Psychiatric Power Plant"

Kirkbride asylums were constructed to be self-sufficient and most campuses contained a dairy and agricultural farm, a post office, recreational facilities, water utilities and a power plant. Greystone Park Psychiatic Hospital was no exception.

This power station generated power for the entire campus, which included the main Kirbride building, which was designed to house 450 patients, nurses quarters and all other ancillary buildings. 

(3 image pano stitched vertically, shot with Canon 17mm TS-E)

Photo: "Break In the Darkness"

Hartsville Nuclear Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority never imagined that construction on this plant would end a few short years after it began, in 1983, with thousands of government dollars wasted, creating a paradise for people like me. 

Walking around this plant, I felt small. Being surrounded by a massive world of nuclear concrete that is slowly being overtaken by nature, after being abandoned for three decades, is an experience you can't easily forget. 

These places are my home. It's hard to convey how much life lies within the places most people consider to be dead. The walls of these buildings speak many words as long as you're willing to listen and embrace the history. I don't believe in ghosts, if they existed I definitely would have seen them in some of these places, but I believe in the countless stories and memories the patients and employees left behind. 

Photo: "Central Power Plant"

Building 121, the central power plant, was constructed in 1918.  

The Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the first US Navy Base on the West Coast. The land was purchased in 1853 and shipbuilding was commenced in 1854.  During WWI and WWII, the base was responsible for the construction of dozens of ships, including destroyers, battleships and submarines.  The base closed in 1996 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Program.