Back to Sears

After being in want of material for a while, a photographic drought if you will, I am now beating back a flood. I am leaving the Idiot Photographer to lead the way into Cleveland, for as much as I have to share from this trip just ended, I have unfinished business in Chicago to wrap up. And so, we return to the former headquarters of Sears, Roebuck and Co. on the city’s west side.

The campus was not a typical abandonment, in that it wasn’t a case of a business going under. Sears was a thriving business, and moving to a gleaming new facility. Perhaps because it was an organized move there is little left in the buildings in the way of interesting furniture or equipment; instead, it is floors and floors of open halls and office space. There are interesting focal points, but they have to be found. But I’ll start with halls and open spaces. I was B&W heavy in this batch, the original colors being a bit garish for my taste.

 

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Linoleum Tide

 

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Exit Anxieties

 

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Zig Zag Hall

4 responses

  1. Great works, as always!

    September 13, 2014 at 9:34 am

    • Thanks. It’s not the best set, but I’m trying to find decent stuff to post.

      September 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

  2. Wow, that zig zag hall is just nuts. Almost unreal levels of deterioration.

    September 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    • This was from the “artsy” floor. Everything was painted in that black and white zig zag pattern. If you look you can see they walled over the windows, only the deterioration made them visible again.

      September 15, 2014 at 6:30 am

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