America’s Deserted Churches Are Heartbreakingly Beautiful In These 11 Photos

Many of our nation’s churches are falling into ruin. These places that once served as centers of faith and community are now silent and crumbling. There’s something strangely beautiful about the dusty pews and dark, soaring arches of these chapels. Take a look at some of the most strikingly decayed churches across America.

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These modern ruins are truly remarkable. Check out Johnny Joo’s new book Americana Forgotten for more incredible images of abandoned places around the country.