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Decades Later, Photographing Pennsylvania's Closed Resorts

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Intrigued by the afterlives of abandoned buildings, Philadelphia-based photographer Matt Hurst took a trip to Poconos, Pa., to capture the slime-coated interiors of the region's old Unity House, a modernist resort building that closed 23 years ago. Once a retreat for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union for nearly seven decades, Unity House has suffered through enough Pennsylvania winters to crack the paint and enough springs to foster the growth of brand new inhabitants, namely smudges of moss and swipes of mould. Since that trip, Hurst—whose work was recently spotlighted over at The Atlantic Cities—has visited other resorts nearby. Photos from his excursions are below.

· Abandoned Resorts by Matt Hurst [official site via The Atlantic Cities]