Columbus, Ohio, USA


Once a flourishing town along the Ohio River, Cheshire, Ohio, was bought out by American Electric Power in the early 2000s, after residents expressed concern about emissions from the Gavin Power Plant, constructed three decades prior. Cheshire is now virtually abandoned, with only a few homes and businesses remaining. Despite its enormous impact, the power plant has largely faded into the background for the area’s residents and become a feature of the local landscape.