In Focus

In Focus On March 16, 2015

Eugene Masters

Eugene Masters died in his home, a former general store, in March 2015 in Valley View, Kentucky.

In Focus On February 12, 2015

Valley View General Store

An old general store in the remote settlement of Valley View, Kentucky has been closed for some years. What surprised me was who lived inside of it.

In Focus On February 4, 2015

James Duke’s Residence

The antebellum James K. Duke House is located in Kentucky and was built circa 1792 and notable for its duels and its connection to early horse racing in the United States.

In Focus On October 29, 2014

Foxy Shazam Disbanding

It was announced today that the American rock band, Foxy Shazam, is disbanding for an unknown period of time. I am under the assumption that after performing more than 2,000 shows, the band members just need some time to breathe and be with their families.

One of my favorite music videos, for I Like It, from the aptly named The Church of Rock and Roll, was filmed in the abandoned First German Reformed Church in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati – their hometown.

In Focus On May 15, 2014

Our Savior

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its amazing architecture, the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit needs to be saved.

In Focus On May 13, 2014

January and Wood Company

I miss the January and Wood Company in Maysville, Kentucky. Dating to 1834, the firm was a cotton mill that diversified into synthetics. It closed in 2003.

In Focus On May 11, 2014

Waveland

Waveland was constructed between 1797 and 1800 in Danville, Kentucky. After being abandoned for several decades, it is slated for restoration.

In Focus On April 14, 2014

Gymnasium

Constructed in 1888 with an addition of a gymnasium in 1918, the Windsor School was located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.