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Explorations / In Focus On March 16, 2017

The Plight of Buffalo’s Elevators

Along the southern harbors of Buffalo, New York is the ruins of several elevators. Some of those giants, such as the former Cargill Superior, and Canadian Pool, have been derelict for decades, while others have been closed for just a few years. They can all point their decline to the intervention of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the unpreparedness of Buffalo’s industrial leaders as the reason for their closure.

In Focus On January 9, 2017

Old Hickory Renovations

I couldn’t believe my eyes. After driving for many miles in lake effect snow, I came upon Old Hickory in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. It’s being saved.

In Focus On December 29, 2016

A Gothic Revival Stunner

This stunning Gothic Revival residence in Ithaca, New York was constructed in 1880. For many years, the long vacant property served as Turback’s Restaurant, Chef Yeppi Presents and the Gables Inn.

In Focus On December 20, 2016

The Longaberger Basket

The Longaberger Company is a manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets based near Newark, Ohio. Once employing a thousand manufacturing baskets, the company has just 35 on payroll today. Sales peaked at over $1 billion in 2000, declining to just about $100 million today.

In Focus On July 4, 2015

Knox County Infirmary Fire

The Knox County Infirmary, located in central Ohio, caught fire on June 26, 2015. Eight fire and medic departments responded to the scene.