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Central Park Was Once Seneca Village, Home to a Thriving Free Black Community
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Central Park Was Once Seneca Village, Home to a Thriving Free Black Community

A graphic history of the community displaced for the vast public park in 1857.
December 05, 2016
The Gigantic Nazi City that Was Never Built
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The Gigantic Nazi City that Was Never Built

Albert Speer designed a truly epic monstrosity that never saw the light of day.
October 20, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Ray Bradbury's House
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Ray Bradbury's House

The developers who tore down the iconic house called the public response "a bummer."
September 22, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Floating Church of the Redeemer
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Floating Church of the Redeemer

It turns out that praying on the water has some serious downsides.
September 08, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Hoffman Auto Showroom
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Hoffman Auto Showroom

Only one car salesman enlisted Frank Lloyd Wright as his designer.
September 01, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Colony on Cuttyhunk
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Colony on Cuttyhunk

This 1602 colonizing mission to New England was ridiculed for only lasting three weeks.
August 25, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Ottumwa Coal Palace
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Ottumwa Coal Palace

In the 1880s, Iowa wanted the world to know it was the king of coal.
August 04, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Doggie Diner
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Doggie Diner

The storied Bay Area restaurant has been reduced to a giant dog's head.
July 28, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Downing's Oyster House
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Downing's Oyster House

Thomas Downing, a freed slave, built one of New York City's most famous restaurants of the 19th century—which doubled as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
July 07, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Albert's Swarm
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Albert's Swarm

The 198,000-square-mile (!) swarm was last seen in 1902.
June 23, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Emeryville Shellmound
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Emeryville Shellmound

The Bay Area used to have an epic American Indian burial site-turned-amusement park until a mall came.
June 17, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Richardson Spite House
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Richardson Spite House

The NYC building that was 5-feet wide, all made in anger.
June 09, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Dair Mar Elia Monastery
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Dair Mar Elia Monastery

Mosul's Christian house of worship was damaged by Americans, but destroyed by ISIS.
June 02, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Mammoth Tree
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Mammoth Tree

The giant sequoia that found its way to Broadway in New York City.
May 19, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Secret Castle of Honeycrock Farm
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Secret Castle of Honeycrock Farm

A British farmer hid his mansion behind bales of hay. Then the lawsuits came.
May 12, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Casa Romuli
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Casa Romuli

The modest, probably fake home of Rome's founder was an ancient tourist trap.
May 05, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Bamiyan Buddhas
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Bamiyan Buddhas

The golden icons survived Genghis Khan, but not, sadly, the Taliban.
April 21, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Wehrwolf Bunker
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Wehrwolf Bunker

The giant Nazi underground structure in Ukraine was purposely destroyed.
April 14, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Radiant Radish
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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Radiant Radish

The short-lived Southern California health food store was run by Brian Wilson.
April 07, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: HMS Diamond Rock
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Places You Can No Longer Go: HMS Diamond Rock

How the British Navy turned an island into a ship.
March 31, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: New Australia
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Places You Can No Longer Go: New Australia

In the 1890s, a group of disaffected Australians tried to create a South American utopia.
March 24, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Barren Island
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Barren Island

The small slip of land near Brooklyn used to be a moldering cesspool—before Robert Moses stepped in.
March 17, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: UpStairs Lounge
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Places You Can No Longer Go: UpStairs Lounge

An arson at a New Orleans gay bar is one of the worst LGBT mass murders in American history.
March 11, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Dunwich
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Dunwich

This important castle wasn't pushed into the sea by an invading army—it was the weather.
March 03, 2016