Venice, Revisited

I have no idea what the house, I dubbed the “Fight Club” house is used for, but it is still standing, whether occupied or not. I first came over to Venice to see the demolition of their high school building, which is still a vacant lot. There are some interesting parts of town, including the…

Fight Club House, Venice, Illinois

Update: See the house again in April of 2019. I hadn’t been over to Venice, Illinois since 2008, when Venice High School was being demolished (I like to think I take much better pictures now). We saw this house, and both agreed that its location reminded us of the house from Fight Club, a lone…

Venice Power Plant, Interior Photos During Demolition

Update: The power plant was demolished by the end of 2012. See earlier demolition photographs from late 2011, July and August of 2012. Also, I invite readers to compare this plant with the renovated Bankside Power Station, which is now the Tate Modernin London. I’ve been following the demolition of the Venice Power Plant now…

Venice Power Plant, Coming Down Fast

Update: The power plant was demolished by the end of 2012. See some interior demolition photographs here, right before it was completely demolished. I first photographed the beginning of demolition in late 2011. I’ve continued to be impressed by the massive hulk of the Venice Power Station; it seems that even the demolition of such…

Venice Power Plant, Half Gone

Update: The power plant was demolished by the end of 2012. See more photographs of thelater in the summerhere, and photographs of its interior during demolition. I’ve been fascinated by the demolition of the Venice Power Plant, which I’ve covered before in the past. Unlike a lot of demolitions, which start with the clearing of…

Venice Power Plant Demolition

Update: Demolition was completed in late 2012. See photographs of demolition in the summer of 2012 here and here, and also photos of the interior during demolition here. I’ve got the bad feeling that the Venice Power Station is being torn down. I drove by on Thursday, and large portions of the building have disappeared,…

Venice High School Demolition

I received word that the Venice High School building was being demolished, so I rushed over and got some mediocre pictures of the edifice before further demolition could be accomplished. I know very little about Venice, Illinois, except that it once owned the McKinley Bridge and failed in its efforts to restore the bridge by…