About jonrev.com

Our mission is to preserve & educate… by any means necessary.

The [jonrevProjects] are a combination of photography, research and written musings that dissect – and sometimes eulogize – places of your memories, oft-overlooked, or forgotten by time. We’ll get into any kind of trouble as long as there’s a way in, but heavily emphasize abandoned buildings, dead malls and retail history in the Chicago area and beyond.

After years of using Flickr as means of presentation, this blog – a dumping ground for my demented history lessons and other creative nonsense – was launched in late 2014. I don’t write clickbait.

Print inquiries or general questions/comments: please use the website’s Contact form. All prints are produced on a 1/1 basis, assembled, and sold first-hand directly from the artist.

Copyright Notice

© All images and text copyright [jonrev Projects] unless otherwise-noted. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, without expressed and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner, is strictly prohibited. Trust me… when we find it, we will find you.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [jonrev Projects], with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


jonrev has his reasons to thank and/or credit the following individuals and groups:
Richard Nickel; Robert Ballard; Brian & Jack at Deadmalls.comChuck Janda; Paul McVay; Michael Brown; Nicole Yugovich; Andrew Turnbull; Nicky; Dave AldrichBrian Ulrich; Ben Schmitt; Zach Lewis; Jerome Tomlinson; Gerald Cook, Bob Pataky & the Mis-Shifts Car Club; David Motley, William Gardner, Artspace, Inc., Evelyn Larsen-Ford, Eric Marston, Austin Cantu, Valerie Morales, Ann Rubo, Richard Fernandez, the Belvidere Discount Mall and the rest of the city of Waukegan; the Waukegan Historical Society; Gina SchaeferCharlotte Renehan; the South Suburban Humane Society; Nick Brnot; Neil Harris; Martin Gonzalez; Alexis ???; Modest; Anthony Ernewein; Nick Morey; Nick Pelant; Neil Harris; Brandon McKitrick; Sal Amadeo and the Dead Malls of Discord family; Joseph Anastasio of the LTV Squad (whom much of this website was patterned after), and everyone who trusted my work wouldn’t suck.