On a recent motorcycle ride I went past this property, and because I love old, abandoned structures, it caught my eye, and I decided that I was going to return, so, I did. This was the Dwight Correctional Center, located just west of Dwight, Illinois. It was the state’s only Level One maximum-security adult female facility. It was opened in 1930 and closed in 2013. The buildings are beautiful, in a sad way, and I will return to further explore this 160 acre location.
Many of my images come from bicycle rides along the Illinois River. We live just 50 miles from the city of Chicago, and a bicycle ride 25 mores miles west brings me to the riverside city of Marseilles, IL. I have taken the ride many times, but on my most recent trip I discovered an old damn of some sort in a small canal near an abandoned building. I love old, abandoned “stuff”, so the next few images are from my recent “discovery.” Hope you enjoy.