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If you've already read "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream" and are interested in learning more about the locations featured in it, the following articles and books were invaluable resources in my own research. The list is still under construction.

Long Beach/Pleasure Beach

Lee Plaza Hotel

Gary, Indiana


Forest Haven


Schenley High School

  • Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Inspection for Pittsburgh Public Schools at Schenley High School. Rep. Vol. I. Coraopolis: L. Robert Kimball & Associates, 2009. Print.

  • Brown, AmyJo. "Asbestos at Schenley High May Have Been Less Prevalent than Believed." Pittsburgh City Paper. N.p., 25 June 2012. Web.

  • Chute, Eleanor. "Schenley High School Building in Oakland Sold to Developer." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. N.p., 28 Feb. 2013. Web.

  • Coyne, Justine. "State to Audit Pittsburgh Public School Finances." The Pittsburgh Business Times. N.p., 27 Jan. 2014. Web.

  • Gaul, Harvey B. "Schenley Organ Contract Awarded." The Pittsburgh Sunday Post 25 June 1922, sec. 6: 1. Print.

  • Kalson, Sally. "Much History Will Be Lost with Closing of Schenley." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. N.p., 10 Nov. 2005. Web.

  • Lowry, Patricia. "Historic, Asbestos-plagued Schenley Deserves Reprieve and Makeover." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. N.p., 22 Feb. 2006. Web.

  • Nicosia, Mareesa. The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 13 Oct. 2015. Web.

  • Oresick, Jake. "Why We Fight for Schenley." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. N.p., 25 June 2008. Web.

  • "Penna. Schools Teach All Kinds." The Morning News [Danville] 10 Nov. 1930: 5. Print.

  • Pittsburgh Public Schools. Communications and Marketing. Board Approves Relocation of Pittsburgh Schenley Grades 10-12 for 2008-09 School Year. Pittsburgh: n.p., 2008. Print.

  • Pittsburgh Public Schools. New Estimates Confirm Renovation of Schenley Facility Too Costly for Financially Challenged District. Pittsburgh: n.p., 2013. Print.

  • Pittsburgh Schenley High School Summary of Recent Plaster Related Events. Rep. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

  • "PMC Acquires Pittsburgh's Schenley High School." PMC Property Group. N.p., 5 Dec. 2013. Web.

  • Rauterkus, Erik. "End of an Era–Schenley Prepares to Close Its Doors Forever." The Eagle. N.p., 3 June 2011. Web.

  • "Schenley High School Bids Are Advertised." The Pittsburgh Gazette Times 9 Oct. 1914: 7. Print.

  • "Schenley School to Open With Fall Term." The Pittsburgh Sunday Post 17 Sept. 1916: 6. Print.

  • "School Plans Go To Board." Pittsburgh Daily Post 17 Feb. 1914: 2. Print.

  • "Schools Have Big Enrollment." Altoona Tribune 3 Oct. 1916, morning ed.: 4. Print.

  • "Splendid Schenley High School, Erected at a Cost of Nearly $1,500,000, Ready for Occupancy." The Pittsburgh Press 17 Sept. 1916, Theatrical sec.: 6. Print.

  • "Symbol of City's Progress." Pittsburgh Sunday Post 13 Aug. 1916, sec. 2: 2. Print.

  • Zlatos, Bill. "District Presses to Close Schenley." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. N.p., 20 Nov. 2007. Web.

  • Zlatos, Bill. "'Ghosts of Past' Plague Closed Schenley High School in North Oakland." N.p., 11 Feb. 2013. Web.

  • Zlatos, Bill. "Vote on Closing Schenley High School Delayed." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. N.p., 21 Feb. 2008. Web.

The SS United States


The Fallside Hotel

The Randall Park Mall


Taunton State Hospital

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