Chicago Spot Makes Buzzfeed List of Most Beautiful Abandoned Places

What's the most beautiful abandoned place in Chicago? Buzzfeed has a say

By Lisa Balde
|  Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013  |  Updated 12:18 PM CDT
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Chicago Spot Makes List of Beautiful Abandoned Places

In a list of most beautiful places, Buzzfeed picked a theater on Chicago's West Side.

Think of the most gorgeous places you've seen or traveled to. Now picture them deserted and overgrown.

That's basically the idea behind Buzzfeed's list of the 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the word, accompanied by truly lovely photography.

Coming in at 27 is Lawndale Theater in Chicago's West Side North Lawndale neighborhood. The theater opened in the 1920s and at one point reportedly was run by a member of Al Capone's gang. It closed in the 1960s and at some point was used as a church before it was closed again in the last decade.

It now sits vacant though still beautiful to Buzzfeed thanks to its original molding and fixtures.

Other spots on the list included the 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo, Nara Dreamland theme park in Japan and abandoned dome houses in Southwest Florida.

Tell us what you think:

What are of the most beautiful abandoned places in Chicago? Is the Lawndale Theater among them? Send us a photo to isee@nbcchicago.com.

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