A late autumn drive in the fog and rain along Upper Delaware Scenic Byway along the Delaware River on the edge of the Catskill Mountains of New York can take anyone’s breath away.
The Millard F. Field Building, located at Winchester Avenue and 16th Street in downtown Ashland, Kentucky, was home to the Field Department Store and Sears.
While living in the now-demolished Friar’s Club in Cincinnati, Ohio between 1941 and 1944, Lumen Martin Winter painted murals on the walls of the residents’ lounge. The 1,600 square-foot scenes, painted in tempera emulsion on a casein ground, depicted regional highlights of industry, music, religion, and literature.
I visited the long-abandoned Van Nattas Pumping Station in Ithaca, New York while on a life-changing several-week-long road trip to the Finger Lakes in 2016.
Long interior “tunnels,” which are above-ground, allowed patients and medical staff to traverse the abandoned Peters Veterans Administration Hospital in Pennsylvania without being exposed to the weather or having to share space with steam pipes and electrical conduits.
Several years ago, I hiked to the east abutment of the abandoned Young’s High Bridge in central Kentucky to photograph the sunset and blue hour. Little did I know that I was about to witness a suicide—or did I?
The discovery of an untouched apartment above a long-abandoned pharmacy in New York led me to think about my mortality and how finite my life is.
Along the southern harbors of Buffalo, New York are the ruins of several elevators. Some of those giants, such as the former Cargill Superior, and Canadian Pool, have been derelict for decades, but they can all point their decline to the development of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the unpreparedness of Buffalo’s industrial leaders as the reason for their closure.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. After driving for many miles in lake effect snow, I came upon Old Hickory in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Work has started to restore this long-neglected landmark into a bed-and-breakfast.
This stunning Gothic Revival residence in Ithaca, New York was constructed in 1880. For many years, the long-vacant property served as Turback’s Restaurant which closed in 1997. It was previously Chef Yeppi Presents and the Gables Inn restaurants.
The Longaberger Company is a manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets based near Newark, Ohio. At its peak in 2000, Longaberger boasted of sales at over $1 billion annually with thousands on the payroll. Today, the company has $100 million in sales and just 35 employees.
There are times when I revisit an old friend and discover something new, such as the case of the long-abandoned Jefferson School in Wheeling, West Virginia. I had not discovered much about the historic structure other than coming upon its demolition in 2013.
Located along the Youghiogheny River in the mountains of western Maryland is the historic community of Sang Run.
Photography is not a crime.
The Knox County Infirmary, located in central Ohio, caught fire on June 26, 2015.
Eugene Masters died in his home, a former general store, in March 2015 in Valley View, Kentucky.
The land opened up as I drove down from a forested ridge in the heart of eastern Kentucky to the river valley towards the homestead of the Snowden family.
An old general store in the remote settlement of Valley View, Kentucky has been closed for some years. What surprised me was who lived inside of it.
The antebellum James K. Duke House is located in Kentucky and was built circa 1792 and notable for its duels and its connection to early horse racing in the United States.
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.