Abandoned Government No. 1

Abandoned Government No. 1

For the next two weeks, I’ll release images in a short “Abandoned Government” series and offer a bit of history with each photo. Seen here is an ammunition bunker on the grounds of the former Joliet Arsenal. The arsenal opened in 1940, ceased production in the ‘70s, and closed for good in the ‘80s. Listed as a Superfund site, the property contained unexploded ordinance and other environmental hazards.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 1 [Photograph]. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 70mm, 1/400 sec., f8 at ISO400.