Abandoned Factories in Omaha

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I love taking pictures of old farmhouses and forgotten barns out in the middle of the Nebraska plains, but there is something amazing about rotting buildings standing next to sparkling new museums and shops, their jagged broken windows jutting out like crooked smiles.

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“Factory windows are always broken
Other windows are let alone.
No one throws through the chapel-window
The bitter, snarling, derisive stone.” -Vachel Lindsay

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Factory1 6.jpg PSAs I peered through the lens, days of clanging metal, whistling employees, and boots shuffling across floors coated in sawdust hung in the shadows.

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Trish Eklund is the owner and creator of Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed, and Family Fusion Community, an online resource for blended families of all types. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, ListVerse, Nature Takes Over and Pocket Abandoned. Check out the new Bonanza Store for AFD merchandise! Follow on Instagram and Facebook. Trish is regularly featured on The MightyHuffington Post Divorce, and Her View From Home.  She has also been featured on Making Midlife Matter, and The Five Moms, and has an essay in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz.

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4 thoughts on “Abandoned Factories in Omaha

  1. Would it be illegal to go inside that building? because i live 10mins away from it, and I love abandoned places, and if so, what do you think the chances of getting in serious trouble are?


  2. Which building, Dillon? Find out who owns it, and maybe I can try to schedule an appointment to do a photo shoot there. It’s easier since I’m a writer as well, I can tell them I’m interested in doing a pieced about it. Wouldn’t hurt to ask, and you could come help?


    1. Brandon, one of the factories was across from the Durham museum. The others, I will have to look and see if I wrote them down. You will find them if you just drive around, but they have been fixing some of them up.


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