If you have ever driven by a building and wondered what has happened within its walls, you know what drives Abandoned Arkansas. Every day neglected structures are on the verge of being demolished or in desperate need of renovation. Join Michael Schwarz, Eddy Sisson, Ginger Beck, and James Kirkendall through the forgotten history of the Natural State, from the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs to Dogpatch USA, an abandoned theme park once loved by thousands. Travel to decayed places around the state and bear witness to the vandalism, weathering, and slow death of countless historic buildings. It's simultaneously heartbreaking and captivating. Through historic documentation, these photographers hope to immortalize the stories of the places they visit beyond the building's finite lifespan, and to preserve an echo from the past.
To see over 150 locations and more photos from abandoned places around the state, please visit AbandonedAR.com
About the Author
MICHAEL SCHWARZ, EDDY SISSON, GINGER BECK, and JAMES KIRKENDALL are members of Abandoned Arkansas, a group of curious photographers who focus on documenting and preserving the history of lost places across the state. Michael's love of the lost was literally stoked by the fires of the burning Majestic Hotel. Eddy dedicated years of effort to restoring the good times and memories of Dogpatch USA. Ginger loves the thrill of highlighting the forgotten via social media, and James can negotiate his way into some of the best sites in Arkansas and beyond. Together, the team is dedicated to remembering and saving the history of Arkansas.