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Abandoned

Most people who drive by an abandoned building see, well, an abandoned building. Jay Chaikin sees dollar signs. This series follows Chaikin and his partners Dan Graham and Mark Pakenas as they scour through dark, dank and dilapidated structures across the U.S. in hopes of uncovering forgotten pieces of American history. For every item they uncover in such places as the former Pabst Brewing Co. headquarters in Milwaukee, a grist mill in Maryland, and a 170-year-old church in Philadelphia, Chaikin must negotiate its sale from the building's owners, a process that can be the hardest part of his job. But he rarely leaves any site empty-handed. He takes what he buys back to his workshop in Pennsylvania to refurbish before reselling them.

Premiere:
Aug 22, 2012
Original Network:
National Geographic USA
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Georgia Cotton Gin

S01, E06  (First Aired: Sep. 5, 2012)
Jay and his team search for treasures in an abandoned cotton gin.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo

Maryland Gristmill

S01, E01  (First Aired: Aug. 22, 2012)
The Old MacDonald farm includes a farmhouse, barn and mill that contain many historic items.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo

Hot Springs Hotel

S01, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 2012)
The historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs, Ark., was frequented for its luxury spas.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo

New York Masonic Lodge

S01, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 2012)
A trek through a spooky Masonic retirement home reveals a treasure trove of automotive relics.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo

Maine Paper Factory

S01, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 2012)
An abandoned paper factory the size of several football fields contains an assortment of historic items.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo

Mississippi Homestead

S01, E05  (First Aired: Sep. 5, 2012)
Searching for lost history in an abandoned Appalachian frontier homestead.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo

Philadelphia AME Church

S01, E02  (First Aired: Aug. 22, 2012)
An abandoned Gothic church is scheduled to be demolished.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo

Maryland Silk Mill

S01, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 29, 2012)
Historic treasures in a shuttered silk mill that's been abandoned since 1957.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 75
  • NatGeo