A listing and gallery of abandoned commercial properties, including banks, hotels and theaters in the United States.

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Gem Theatre

Gem Theatre

The Gem Theatre is an abandoned theater on 8th Street in downtown Cairo, Illinois. The original theater opened in 1910, rebuilt in 1930 and 1936 and closed in 1978.

Location: Cairo, Illinois
Status: Abandoned

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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

Catlettsburg National Bank Building

Catlettsburg National Bank Building

The Catlettsburg National Bank Building is a now demolished historic bank building in downtown Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

Location: Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Status: 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

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Booneville Theater

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

Farmers Bank

The Farmers Bank, located in Clintonville, Kentucky, was established by William F. Heathman in 1903. 1

The modest one-story building, facing Kentucky Route 57, features a pretentious parapet across the top, displaying the name of the building in Art Nouveau lettering. In 1924, the bank was robbed in a violent attempted robbery that left one dead. 1 The teller, Mr. Buchanan, was killed during the saga. The business closed shortly after and the building became a grocery store for numerous years.

 

Virginia Theater

The Virginia Theater opened in 1922 in downtown Somerset, Kentucky. It closed in 1994.

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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 downtown 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 2007-08 into the Westin Book-Cadillac Detroit.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Renovated

Lafayette Building

Lafayette Building

The Lafayette Building was located on a triangular lot bordered by West Lafayette Boulevard, Michigan Avenue and Shelby Street in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Constructed in 1923-24, the Lafayette was closed in 1997 and demolished in 2009-10.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Demolished

Tahquamenon Artesian Well Water Company

Tahquamenon Artesian Well Water Company

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

Location: McMillian, Michigan
Status: Closed

Broadway Theater

Broadway Theater

The Broadway Theater is an abandoned theater in Monticello, New York, and is named after the street it is located on.

Location: Monticello, New York
Status: Abandoned

Catskills Pharmacy and Apartment

Catskills Pharmacy and Apartment

A long vacant pharmacy with upper level apartments are located in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

Location: New York
Status: Abandoned

Miracle Acres Hotel

Miracle Acres Hotel

Miracle Acres Hotel is an abandoned resort in the Borscht Belt of the Catskill Mountains of New York. It was later by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church for their camp until its closure in 1996.

Location: Swan Lake, New York
Status: Abandoned

Mountain Drive-In Theater

Mountain Drive-In Theater

Mountain Drive-In Theater is an abandoned drive-in theater between Liberty and Loch Sheldrake New York.

Location: Liberty, New York
Status: Abandoned

The Pines

The Pines

The Pines is an abandoned resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

Location: New York
Status: Abandoned

Sattler Theater

Sattler Theater

The Sattler Theater is located east of downtown Buffalo, New York and was in operation from 1914 to the 1960’s when it became a church. It was last active in 1996 and is now in a state of disrepair.

Location: Buffalo, New York
Status: Closed

Homowack Lodge

Spring Glen Resort

The Spring Glen Resort is an abandoned resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York, operating from 1920 to 2007.

Location: New York
Status: Abandoned

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Ambassador Hotel

The Ambassador Hotel is an abandoned resort near Fallsburg, New York. It was opened by Charles and Lillian Brown and was where Jerry Lewis first performed as a comedian in 1942.

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

Brookes Building

Brookes Building

The Brookes Building was located at the southwest corner of 5th and Market streets in downtown East Liverpool, Ohio. Built in 1898, it was razed in 2016 for a new apartment complex.

Location: East Liverpool, 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

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

Holiday Inn - North Randall

Holiday Inn – North Randall

The Holiday Inn – North Randall is an abandoned hotel adjacent to the now-demolished Randall Park Mall in Randall Park, Ohio.

Location: Randall Park, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Isalys

Isaly’s

Isaly’s is a former chain of family-owned dairies and restaurants. Founded in Mansfield, Ohio, it expanded to Youngstown in 1918 with a new dairy and headquarters.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Status: Renovated

Mansfield Savings Bank

Mansfield Savings Bank

Mansfield Savings Bank operated at the corner of 4 West Fourth and North Main streets in downtown Mansfield, Ohio from 1914 until the early 1980’s.

Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Status: Active

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall is a former library, city hall and jail in Ironton, Ohio. It was mostly demolished in 2014.

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 formerly housed a drugstore and apartments in Youngstown, Ohio. The blond brick building replaced a two-story frame residence.

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

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, is located in downtown Springfield, Ohio. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Location: Springfield, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Variety Theatre

Variety Theatre

The Variety Theatre, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was in operation from 1927 until 1984. It is listed as a Cleveland Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.6 After years of abandonment, the theater is being restored.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Being Renovated

Vernon Manor

Vernon Manor

The Vernon Manor is a former hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio with a reputation for being “the place to stay” for traveling musicians. It has since been renovated into offices for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Renovated

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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

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Foster Theatre

The Foster Theatre opened on Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio in 1939. The Art Deco styled facility had a capacity of 800 patrons. By 1973, the theater had switched to showing adult movies, becoming the Foster Art Theatre.

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Bushkill Resort

Bushkill Resort is an abandoned summer resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Location: Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

Monongahela Hotel, Towne House

Monongahela Hotel

The abandoned Monongahela Hotel is located at 56 Market Street in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. In later years, it became Towne House, an apartment complex.

Location: Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

Second National Bank

Monongahela National Bank and Second National Bank

The abandoned Monongahela National Bank and Second National Bank buildings are located on Market Street in downtown Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

Location: Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

Irem Temple

Mystic Temple

The Mystic Temple is an abandoned Shrine mosque, completed in 1908 and vacated in 2005. The building is one of the best examples of Moorish Revival architecture.

Location: Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

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

Penn-McKee Hotel

Penn-McKee Hotel

The Penn-McKee Hotel is a former hotel in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. It is best known as hosting a debate between two future presidents, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, in 1947.

Location: McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

Wiscasset Bungalows

Wiscasset Bungalows

The Wiscasset Bungalows is an abandoned resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, situated in a 1,000 acre pine grove above a high bluff.

Location: Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

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

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

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

West Virginia Motor Speedway

West Virginia Motor Speedway

West Virginia Motor Speedway is an abandoned dirt oval racetrack in north-central West Virginia. It has been closed since 2013.

Location: Mineral Wells, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Wyoming Hotel

Wyoming Hotel

The Wyoming Hotel is an abandoned hotel in downtown Mullens, West Virginia.

Location: Mullens, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

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Hotel West Virginian

The Hotel West Virginian is a former hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia that was constructed in 1930 by Constantine Thymius, a Greek contractor, for Theodore Soure. The hotel opened with 22 guest rooms and the White Sulphur Restaurant. 2 The restaurant was operated by Theodore and John and Nick Argyrakis, both Greek immigrants. The hotel featured an “Old World” design inspired by Edward Simpson’s antique shop at The Greenbrier.

The hotel closed in the 1980’s and was subsequently owned by John Bell, a Lewisburg contractor. It was then sold to The Greenbrier in 2003 for $160,000 under the assumption that the structure would be preserved and renovated. The Simpson-Taylor Building adjacent to the hotel was also purchased for $250,000. Under a year of evaluation and research, however, it was discovered that there was significant structural problems, especially to the West Virginian Hotel. Both were also not eligible for full historic tax credits.

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