Commercial - Abandoned

Commercial Banks, Hotels, Malls, Theaters

A listing of commercial abandonments, including banks, hotels, malls and theaters.

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845 Monmouth Street

The series of buildings at 845 Monmouth Street in Newport, Kentucky is home to Carabello Coffee. Previous uses included a National City Bank branch and a check cashing company.

Location: Newport, Kentucky
Status: Renovated

Booneville Theater

Booneville Theater

The Booneville Theater is located on Mulberry Street in Booneville, Kentucky.

Location: Booneville, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

Catlettsburg National Bank Building

Catlettsburg National Bank Building

The Catlettsburg National Bank Building, located in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, served as the headquarters for the Catlettsburg National Bank.

Location: Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Status: Demolished

View towards Elder-Beerman and the now-closed Sears.

Cedar Knoll Galleria

Kyova Mall, formerly known as Cedar Knoll Galleria, is located south of Ashland, Kentucky. Despite being planned for six department stores and over 100 inline retailers, it has three anchors and a nearly empty interior concourse.

Location: Ashland, Kentucky
Status: Active

Crestview Hills

Crestview Hills Mall, located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky at Dixie Highway and Interstate 275, opened in 1981.

Location: Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Status: Demolished

Farmers Bank

The Farmers Bank, located in Clintonville, Kentucky, was established by William F. Heathman in 1903.

Location: Clintonville, Kentucky
Status: Closed

Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre, located on St. Clair Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky, opened in 1911.

Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Status: Renovated

Former Dillard's.

Lexington Mall

The Lexington Mall, formerly located on Richmond Road in Lexington, Kentucky, was completed in 1975 by Saul Centers. It was the second indoor shopping center in the city.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Status: Renovated/Demolished

Millard Field Building

The six-story Millard F. Field Building, located in downtown Ashland, Kentucky, was home to the Field Department Store and later Sears.

Location: Ashland, Kentucky
Status: Renovated/Active

Book-Cadillac Hotel

Book Cadillac Hotel

The Book Cadillac Hotel, named after a French fur trader, is located at the corner of State Street and Washington Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Completed in December 1924, the hotel declined in the 1960’s after violent race riots swept the city and abandoned in 1984. It was restored in 2007 and 2008 into the Westin Book-Cadillac Detroit.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Renovated

Lafayette Building

Lafayette Building

The Lafayette Building, located in downtown Detroit, Michigan, was constructed in 1923-24. After years of decline, the Lafayette was closed in 1997 and razed a decade later.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Demolished

Tahquamenon Artesian Well Water Company

The Tahquamenon Artesian Well Water Company, located in McMillian, Michigan, was originally constructed as the McMillian School.

Location: McMillian, Michigan
Status: Closed

Above City News

Above City News

98 North Main Street in downtown Mansfield, Ohio was home to various businesses at one point, including the Mansfield Restaurant and the Coney Island Restaurant that opened in 1936.

Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Status: Active

Beechmont Mall

Beechmont Mall, an enclosed shopping center in Anderson Township on the eastern fringes of Cincinnati, Ohio, was constructed in 1969.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Demolished

Cavanaugh Company

Cavanaugh Company

The Cavanaugh Company, a hardware wholesale supply company, was located in Youngstown, Ohio.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Forest Fair Mall, Cincinnati Mills, Cincinnati Mall

Cincinnati Mills

Forest Fair Mall is a mostly vacant shopping center in Fairfield, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati.

Location: Fairfield, Ohio
Status: Active

Charles Schroer Mortuary

Charles Schroer Mortuary

Charles Schroer Mortuary, located at 131 North Diamond Street in downtown Mansfield, Ohio, was founded in 1857 by Charles Schroer Sr.

Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Status: Active

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Cleveland Aquarium

The former Cleveland Aquarium, located in Gordon Park in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, was a project that came to fruition by the Cleveland Aquarium Society, the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Cooley Hotel

Cooley Hotel

The Cooley Hotel is a never completed hotel in Newcomerstown, Ohio. It used as a showroom and repair shop for farm machinery, office and manufacturing space for a canvas product company, and as a museum.

Location: Newcomerstown, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Dennison Hotel

Dennison Hotel

The Dennison Hotel is located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally constructed for the G. B. Schulte Sons’ Company, the building was later remodeled into the Dennison.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

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Euclid Theater

The Euclid Theater, located along Euclid Avenue near Ivanhoe Road in East Cleveland, Ohio, operated from 1925 until 1950. It was the successor to a downtown theater under the same name.

Location: East Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Friars Club

Friars’ Club

The Cincinnati, Ohio Friars Club is a non-profit social service organization that is dedicated to serving at-risk and disadvantaged children through organized sports, activity, nutrition and fitness. It’s Clifton Heights location was demolished in 2010 in favor of a student housing complex.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Demolished

Hillside Nursing Home

Hillside Nursing Home

Hillside Nursing Home, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, featured 67 certified and licensed beds spread among two structures.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Demolished

Mansfield Savings Bank

Mansfield Savings Bank

Mansfield Savings Bank, located in downtown Mansfield, Ohio, operated at that location from 1914 until the early 1980’s.

Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Status: Active

McGuffey Mall

McGuffey Mall

The McGuffey Mall and adjoining Garland Plaza were both former shopping centers in Youngstown, Ohio.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Demolished

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall, located in Ironton, Ohio, opened on September 22, 1892 on the site of a former market place at Railroad and North 4th streets.

Location: Ironton, Ohio
Status: Demolished

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Newburgh Masonic Temple

The Newburgh Masonic Temple, located in the Miles Park neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, is a noted Cleveland Landmark.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

P. Deniro Building

P. Deniro Building

The P. Deniro Building, located in Youngstown, Ohio, originally housed a drug store and several apartments.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

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Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre, located in Youngstown, Ohio, was opened as the Liberty Theatre in 1918. The Paramount closed in 1976 and demolished in 2013.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Demolished

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Randall Park Mall

Randall Park Mall, an enclosed shopping center in the village of North Randall, Ohio southeast of Cleveland, boasted the motto, “Much More Than Everything.” After years of decline, the mall closed in March 2009. Demolition began in December 2014.

Location: Randall Park, Ohio
Status: Demolished

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre, located at 117 South Limestone Street in downtown Springfield, Ohio, opened in 1920. It closed in 1992.

Location: Springfield, Ohio
Status: Closed

Ro-Na Theater

Ro-Na Theater

The Ro-Na Theater, located along South Third Street in downtown Ironton, Ohio, opened in 1949. It was billed as southern Ohio’s “finest theater.”

Location: Ironton, Ohio
Status: Under Renovations

St. Vincent De Paul Building

St. Vincent De Paul Building

The St. Vincent De Paul Building, located in Youngstown, Ohio, was constructed in 1924.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Closed

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Stambaugh Building

The Stambaugh Building, located at 44 East Federal Plaza in Youngstown, Ohio, was completed in 1907. It was home to the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Under Renovations

Tecumseh Building

Tecumseh Building

The Tecumseh Building, also known as the Francis Drolla Building, located in downtown Springfield, Ohio, was constructed in 1922.

Location: Springfield, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

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Variety Theatre

The Variety Theatre is located in Cleveland, Ohio and was in operation from 1927 until 1984. The Variety Theater was listed as a Cleveland Landmark and in 1982, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After years of neglect, the theater is slated for restoration.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Being Renovated

Vernon Manor

Vernon Manor

The Vernon Manor, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, was modeled after the Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Renovated

Front entrance in 2011

Westland Mall

Westland Mall, located on the west side of Columbus, Ohio at the junction of Interstate 270 and U.S. Route 40, opened in the 1960’s.

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Status: Active/Abandoned

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Wick Building

The Wick Building, located at 34 West Federal Street at North Phelps Street in Youngstown, Ohio, was completed in 1910.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Active

Century III Mall

Century III Mall

Century III Mall is an ailing shopping center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Constructed in 1979, it was the third largest enclosed mall in the world at the time of its completion. It is named after the United State’s 1976 bicentennial.

Location: West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Status: Active

The Foundry at South Strabane

The Foundry at South Strabane

The Foundry at South Strabane is a former shopping center near Washington, Pennsylvania that was abandoned after the ground settled under the complex.

Location: Washington, Pennsylvania
Status: Demolished

Penn-Lincoln Hotel

Penn-Lincoln Hotel

The Penn-Lincoln Hotel was a hotel along Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. Abandoned in 1995, the building was demolished in 2014.

Location: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Status: Demolished

Washington Mall

Washington Mall

Washington Mall is a nearly vacant indoor shopping center along US 19 near Interstates 70 and 79 in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Location: Washington, Pennsylvania
Status: Active

Best Western Gateway Hotel

Best Western Gateway Hotel

The Best Western Gateway Hotel, located in Barboursville, West Virginia, was constructed in 1954. It closed circa 2001.

Location: Barboursville, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

East Hills Mall

East Hills Mall

The East Hills Mall, a small shopping center along U.S. Route 60 east of Huntington, West Virginia, opened in the early 1960’s.

Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Status: Renovated

Grand Robinson Theatre

Grand Robinson Theatre

The Grand Robinson Theatre is located in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia and is currently mothballed awaiting restoration.

Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

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Grand Theatre

The Grand Theater, constructed in 1937 in the Art Deco architectural design, is located in Ronceverte.

Location: Ronceverte, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Hotel West Virginian

The Hotel West Virginian, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, was constructed in 1930 by Constantine Thymius, a Greek contractor, for Theodore Soure.

Location: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

Kanawha Hotel

Kanawha Hotel

The Kanawha Hotel served as Charleston, West Virginia’s premier hotel from 1903 until 1965.

Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

McNeel Mill

McNeel Mill

Located in Mill Point, West Virginia, McNeel Mill operated between 1865 and 1945. The building has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location: West Virginia
Status: Renovated

Sweet Springs Resort

Sweet Springs Resort

Sweet Springs, originally opened as a health resort, later became a sanatorium, hospital and nursing home.

Location: Sweet Springs, West Virginia
Status: Under Renovations

Waldo Hotel

Waldo Hotel

Waldo Hotel is a defunct hotel in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Ashland

Ashland gasoline stations was a product of Ashland Oil & Refining Company, which began as a small outfit in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. Founded by Paul Blazer in 1924, the company expanded into road paving and construction operations, coal, oil exploration, motor oils via Valvoline and chemical manufacture and distribution. In the late 1990’s, Ashland formed a joint venture with Marathon Oil and eventually exited the oil refinining and marketing business in 2005.


Gulf

Gulf Oil was an oil company from 1901 until it was merged with Standard Oil of California in 1984. At that point, Gulf stations were rebranded as Chevron in the United States. The Gulf brand has seen some revival thanks to a complex partnership formed in 1993 that had acquired the naming rights to Gulf Oil from Chevron in 1986.


Shell

Fisher’s Travel Camp

Fisher’s Travel Camp is located in Scott County, Kentucky along US 25. It featured a Shell gasoline station and a small motel. The land is still owned by the children and grandchildren of Tom and Hallie Fisher.


Texaco