News On July 2, 2014

Ro-Na’s Restored Marquee

The Ro-Na Theater in downtown Ironton was once billed as southern Ohio’s “finest theater.” After years of neglect, it’s being restored.

News On July 1, 2014

Exploring Hawthorne Plaza Mall

In the 16th installment of Tom Explores Los Angeles, Tom ventures inside the abandoned Hawthorne Plaza mall in Hawthorne, California.

News On June 27, 2014

Neverland Ranch

Neverland Ranch was the home of Michael Jackson – and a private amusement park.

Explorations On June 23, 2014

Inside Old Crow Distillery

Revisiting an old friend several weeks ago at a whiskey bar, I was reminded of a famous Mark Twain quote.

Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.

Just like the old friend, I repaid another visit to Old Crow Distillery in central Kentucky with several architects.

Events On June 23, 2014

Old Crow Distillery Tours

Want to explore, photograph or learn more Old Crow Distillery in Kentucky? Mark your calendar down for July 5 or July 26!

Explorations On June 12, 2014

Champion Paper

Champion Paper, which later became Champion International Paper, International Paper and then SMART Papers, was a paper mill in Hamilton, Ohio. Once employing 5,000 and boasting the largest facilities in the nation, the factory was the bread-and-butter of the working-class city.

Explorations On June 2, 2014

Peyton’s Store, Kentucky

Tucked in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky is Peyton’s Store. It’s a rural community of several households, named after an old general store that was once located along the roadway, but it’s nothing more than a wayside today.