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Indiana Army Ammunition Plant

Charlestown, Indiana

The Indiana Army Ammunitions Plant consists of over 12,000 acres of abandoned military buildings. Believed to be the single largest abandonment in the United States, this former installation contains well over 1000 buildings. Built in 1942 to support the US efforts in WWII, the base continued to produce through the Korean and Vietnam Wars. All of the gates and doors were closed and locked at the end of the Cold War, prior to that point the base had been kept on "Standby Status," constantly ready to produce should war between the US and USSR have ever broken out.

Today, most of the larger buildings on the INAAP site have been demolished, or are slated to be demolished soon.

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Trees grow through an open garage door opposite machinery within one of the power plants on the INAAP campus.

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Inside one of several machine shops.

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Typical conditions on the grounds of INAAP.

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Interior of one of several buildings on the grounds of INAAP; some of the more valuable machines have been removed, but traces remain.

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Interior of one of the two coal fired power plants at INAAP.

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Another interior of one of the two coal fired power plants at INAAP.

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View from the rooftop of one of the power plants, looking across the grounds towards another power plant.

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View inside the upper catwalks of one of the power plants.

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View down a hallway inside one of the machine shops.

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Bathroom door inside one of the power plants.

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View out a window of a pumping station towards one of the power plants.

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Interior of one of the pumping stations.

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Looking down at the floor of one of the power plants.

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A lone cart remains near the entrance to one of the buildings.

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Interior of one of over 1000 abandoned buildings that once stood on the INNAP campus.

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Exterior view of one of the two nearly identical power plants.

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