Christopher Crawford

December 22, 2012

Dad’s Bike

Filed under: Grandpa — Christopher Crawford @ 1:36 am

This was my father’s bike when he was a kid. As long as I can remember it has rusted away on the big junk pile in grandpa’s backyard. I photographed it in the late 1990s.

The rear wheel of a rusty old bicycle on a junk pile behind my grandfather's house.

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December 20, 2012

Till Road House #8

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana,House on Till Road — Christopher Crawford @ 11:59 pm

The big barn at an abandoned farm on Till Road in northwest Allen County. Like so many old barns in rural Indiana, this one is adorned with a basketball hoop.

An old weathered whitewashed barn in rural Indiana with a basketball hoop and lightning rod.

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December 14, 2012

Norton’s Motel #9

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana,Fort Wayne,Norton's Motel — Christopher Crawford @ 2:31 am

This house stands on a hill next to Norton’s Motel on Maumee Avenue across the street from the Omnisource metals recycling yard on the east side of Fort Wayne. The motel’s office was in the lower level of the house. An old swing set stood in front of the house. I photographed it in 2010. The next year, the motel and house were renovated and reopened for business.

An old brick house on the hill next to the abandoned Nortons Motel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A swing set and the motel sign stand in the front yard.

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December 13, 2012

Christmas in Preble

Filed under: American Patriotism,Forgotten Indiana — Christopher Crawford @ 5:21 am

I photographed this house, all decorated for Christmas, in the small Adams County town of Peble, Indiana. It was getting dark when I made the long exposure that captured the motion of the American flag blowing in the wind.

The cat on the porch was a stray that the house’s owner was feeding. She kept moving in the middle of the exposure, forcing me to redo the photograph several times. This is the only one on the roll where the cat didn’t move and blur her rendition on the film! I made this photograph Monday evening.

An American flag waves in the wind on a house covered in Christmas lights and holiday decorations in the small town of Preble, Indiana.

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December 12, 2012

Trees On Winchester Road #2

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana — Christopher Crawford @ 6:41 am

These trees stand along the edge of a farmer’s front yard at the corner of Winchester Road and Pleasant Center Road in southeast Allen County, Indiana. The morning I photographed them was very foggy. This is just south of the place where I made the photograph in my last post.

A leaning tree and a row of several other trees on the edge of a foggy farm on Winchester Road in Allen County, Indiana.

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Trees On Winchester Road

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana — Christopher Crawford @ 2:51 am

I have wanted to photograph this line of pine trees for a couple of years, but did not see the light that I wanted until this foggy morning last week. These trees stand alongside a farmer’s driveway on Winchester Road, just south of Interstate 469 in southeast Allen County, Indiana.

Thick fog surrounds a line of evergreen trees along the edge of a harvested cornfield on Winchester Road in Allen County, Indiana.

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December 7, 2012

Norton’s Motel #8

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana,Fort Wayne,Norton's Motel — Christopher Crawford @ 3:28 pm

Norton’s Motel is on Maumee Avenue across the street from the Omnisource metals recycling yard on the east side of Fort Wayne. The motel’s office was in the lower level of this house, which was also abandoned. An old swing set stood in front of the house.

A swing set and the sign for Norton's Motel stand in the front yard of the old brick house on the hill next to the abandoned hotel in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Norton’s Motel #7

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana,Fort Wayne,Norton's Motel — Christopher Crawford @ 3:50 am

Norton’s Motel is on Maumee Avenue across the street from the Omnisource metals recycling yard on the east side of Fort Wayne. It had been abandoned for quite a while when I began photographing it in 2010. It has since been renovated and reopened.

Nortons Motel is an abandoned hotel in the impoverished inner city area of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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December 6, 2012

Broken Basketball

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana,Fort Wayne — Christopher Crawford @ 3:23 am

A lot of barns in rural Indiana are equipped with basketball hoops. This one on Reckeweg Road in Fort Wayne was broken! Despite the rural appearance of the area, this is in the city on a road that runs between two of the city’s busiest roads. Fort Wayne has a lot of small areas that look rural, surrounded by more urbanized areas. I photographed it in the evening as it was beginning to get dark, on August 12.

A broken basketball hoop on an old white barn in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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December 4, 2012

Norton’s Motel #6

Filed under: Forgotten Indiana,Fort Wayne — Christopher Crawford @ 10:01 pm

A garage built into the basement level of the old brick house on a hill next to Norton’s Motel. This abandoned motel is on Maumee Avenue across the street from the Omnisource metals recycling yard on the east side of Fort Wayne.

Driveway and basement garage door on the old brick house at Nortons Motel, an abandoned hotel in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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