A powerful storm overnight produced at least two tornados struck Nashville, Tennessee, killing at least 19 and destroying significant portions of the historic Tennessee State Penitentiary, among many other buildings in the region.
Tull’s Hill, located along the Lincoln Highway six miles west of Bedford, Pennsylvania, and features a four-room school that later became a gift shop.
Victorian-era (“gingerbread”) adornments are one of my favorite architectural highlights of any building, transforming otherwise dull designs into lavish representations.
An exploratory group of veterans wants to relocate the dilapidated USS Ling, a Balao-class submarine of the United States Navy, from Hackensack, New Jersey to Louisville, Kentucky.
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, a celebrated manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets based near Newark, Ohio, has struggled in recent years with collapsing sales. It’s trademark office building, in the shape of a basket, was put up for sale.
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. He was 86.