Abandoned Marsh: 82nd Street in Castleton

The Marsh Supermarket at the corner of East 82nd Street and Allisonville Road in Indianapolis was built in 1998 and closed in 2017 when the company declared bankruptcy. Today, the building is home to an ALDI grocery and Havertys Furniture.

Abandoned Marsh #49. My own work.

“Abandoned Marsh” was my project to stylistically document the Marsh Supermarkets closed by Sun Capital Partners, an investment firm that owned the home-grown company for the final decade of its eighty-six year history. The last Marsh supermarket closed in 2017.

The company’s stores built from around 1980 to 2004 or so were easily identifiable because of their angular greenhouses and dark brick massing, but some were altered later to give the a more down-home appearance. Instead of taking pictures of the buildings, I decided to create 18×24 vector files in Adobe Illustrator, focusing on the complexity of their angles and how shadows and highlights interacted with them. This was my forty-ninth entry into the series.

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