I found the trusty Argus…

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18th, 2014 by Rookie

I found the digital camera that I used to take a large number of the pictures for this site.  I started with a 35mm Marlboro camera that was thrown away by someone else and picked up by my dad, but eventually I saved up and bought the Argus.  It was on sale at Office Max, and I couldn’t resist.  I was incredibly excited at the time.  I can vividly remember seeing it in the Sunday advertisement, and rushing to go get it. Many years later, and many cameras later, the Argus has resurfaced. It doesn’t work anymore, and if it did, the memory cards are obsolete, so it is with great sadness that I retired it to the trash.  RIP Argus. 

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Thanks for the memories partner!  We enjoyed them.

The beach is so quiet in the morning…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 18th, 2011 by Rookie

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Its just me, the birds, and an abandoned light house.

Springs Park, Lancaster, SC

Posted in Urban Exploration on April 15th, 2011 by Rookie

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There are soooo many bees and spiders in this place!

Ok, So I posted that picture while I was still at the park, and from my phone of course. The good news is this is some new content for this site. It isn’t anything too spectacular, but it was an interesting trip. The bad news is that my poor camera has finally bit the dust I think. The little doors that cover the lens wouldn’t open completely, so each picture has a little dark spot at the top right and bottom left. I suck.

These pictures were taken at Springs Park in Lancaster, SC. Springs Park was an old company park. I believe the company was the Springs company, but I may be off. I’m still catching up on the research. The park has been around since the 1920′s, and grew over time to include basic carnival type rides, the huge pool you see here, and several other attractions.

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North Charleston School of the Arts

Posted in Urban Exploration on January 29th, 2011 by Rookie

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Checking out the auction at the soon to be demolished school for the arts.

Chippewa Lake in the Snow…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21st, 2011 by Rookie

These are, of course, some additional old pictures I thought I’d post in the spirit of the cold snowy weather up north.

These were taken on a trip I took completely on a whim. I was driving near the area and popped in to see the park. It had just started snowing, so I went in to see how it would look in the snow. It was one of my favorite trips because it was just so peaceful and calm like it always seems to be when the snow first starts to fall.

There were some cool views I had never really been able to see before due to the overgrowth. The snow sort of highlighted some cool things I had never noticed, like path ways and whatnot. Over all it was a great experience for my mind and a terrible one for my feet that managed to get wet shortly after entering and nearly fall off shortly before leaving. It was all worth it though in the end. I loved this location and now that its basically gone, I have nothing but these pictures, memories, and my amputated feet to remember it by.

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Grimms Bridge Tunnel

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21st, 2011 by Rookie

This is some old material that I posted in the dying days of the old site, but I’m going to pick up where I left off, so here it is again…

I managed to hit up the old grimms bridge tunnel before moving away from Ohio. The tunnel was part of the Pittsburgh Coal Company’s line. It is in the ballpark area of Fredrick Town, but to pinpoint it, you’d need to find Grimms Bridge Rd and walk the former rail line. The tracks have been lifted, but there is no mistaking where they once layed. This may be private property now, so be respectful.

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Old content is back up…

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21st, 2010 by Rookie

You can find the old content at…

http://illicitohio.illicitohio.com/illicitohio/

Still working it in to the new version of the site, but if you’re bored, check it out there. There are a few broken links because its actually a back up that was in mid-update. Thanks for checking in all!! Your comments are appreciated. It lets me know people still come around. Thanks!

Charleston Airforce Town – Charleston, SC

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10th, 2010 by Rookie

This is another one I’ve just had sitting around for quite some time and never bothered to post. Its exterior only shots, so nothing too amazing. This is a small military housing subdivision over in North Charleston. There isn’t much still there, but I was able to get a few pictures of the exteriors of some of the old homes. There is also a club and a few other buildings that still stand on the site.

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Chippewa Lake Park – Chippewa Lake, OH

Posted in Urban Exploration on December 7th, 2010 by Rookie

How about a quick Chippewa Lake Park mention… these are the last pictures I took of the park before moving from Ohio back in 2009. This was in April 2009. I didn’t have a chance to post them until now. Chippewa Lake Park was one of my favorite places to sneak around and one of my favorite features on the site. This series of pictures taken after the land was cleared for redevelopment gives a better glimpse of the rides and where they sat in relation to one another. Even having been there many times, I was surprised how near some of them were to each other once the brush and trees were cleared. The park had been sitting for around 20 years by the time I first visited, so it was very overgrown. Anyway, here are some pictures from my April 2009 visit. It was a quick trip, and this is a fraction of the pictures I took…

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Car Wash – North Charleston, SC

Posted in Urban Exploration on December 6th, 2010 by Rookie

I’m still working through this new method of posting, trying to come up with a feel that I like enough to use. The thumbnail sized photos don’t resize very well, but this is much easier than doing everything manually. This is an old Carwash off of Ashley Phosphate Rd in North Charleston South Carolina. I actually spotted this place on my first trip to the area but could never remember where I saw it. Now I drive past it all the time. I figured I’d stop one day and snap a few photos. Its nothing too spectacular, but its worth a post…

If anyone knows anything about the background of this place, please comment or email me… admin@illicitohio.com

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