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Palmer Park

The Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District is located in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, and is well regarded for its ornate and varied examples of active and abandoned apartment buildings.


Rise and Fall of St. Michael’s

Many churches in the Rust Belt region of the United States were built as a result of the development of domestic steel mills in the early 20th century. And many were closed with the collapse of the steel industry.

At the least, St. Michael’s didn’t share the fate of so many others in the Pittsburgh region, and has since been reused for an advertising agency.


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.


Fairview School

Fairview School is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and was constructed from 1888 to 1890 in the Romanesque Revival architectural style. A three-story addition, designed by local architect Edward J. Schulte, was built in 1957-58. The addition was meant to be expanded once the original structure was razed, but declining enrollment led to those plans never coming to light.


Vernon Manor

The Vernon Manor, constructed in 1924 and modeled after the Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England, was one of the premier hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio.