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Ohio

Explorations On July 24, 2015

Molly Stark Sanatorium

Molly Stark Sanatorium was a tuberculosis hospital in northeastern Ohio. Constructed during a time when the prevailing medical treatment for tuberculosis was sunlight, fresh air and rudimentary medicines, the building was constructed with large windows, porticos, balconies and rooftop verandas.

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.

Explorations On June 7, 2015

Knox County Infirmary

Located in central Ohio, the Knox County Infirmary served children, the elderly and those with mental or physical illness. The grand and imposing building was developed on the Bricker Farm near Bangs Station.

Explorations On May 22, 2015

Onward to Cleveland

Exploring a temple, observatory and factory en route to Cleveland, Ohio is a good way to cap off a trip to the Rust Belt.

Explorations On March 23, 2015

Euclid Theater

With its understated exterior of beige brick, fronted with vacant retail and derelict apartments, one could not know that the historic Euclid Theater in East Cleveland, Ohio had its beginnings at the busiest street corner west of New York City.

Explorations On January 16, 2015

The Decline of Shopping Malls

The American retail landscape is changing. The love affair with the enclosed shopping center peaked about a decade ago and has been waning as consumers seek out revitalized urban centers and mixed-use retail, office and residential developments.

Explorations On December 30, 2014

Westland Mall

Westland Mall is a relic of my childhood memories: of the beige floor tiles, the brown-tinted lamps and the olden storefronts. It’s also nearly abandoned.

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.