In Focus

In Focus By On March 16, 2015

Eugene Masters

Eugene Masters died in his home, a former general store, in March 2015 in Valley View, Kentucky. He was 86.

In Focus By On February 12, 2015

Valley View General Store

There is an old general store that has been closed for some years in the remote community of Valley View, Kentucky. What surprised me was who lived inside.

In Focus By On February 4, 2015

James Duke’s Residence

The James K. Duke House is a circa 1792 11-room brick antebellum in central Kentucky. The site is notable for its duels and connection to early horse racing in the United States.

In Focus By 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.

In Focus By On October 29, 2014

Foxy Shazam Disbanding

It was announced that Foxy Shazam is disbanding. One of my favorite music videos of theirs was filmed in an abandoned church in Cincinnati.

In Focus By On May 15, 2014

Our Savior

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its amazing architecture, the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit needs to be saved.

In Focus By On May 13, 2014

January and Wood Company

I miss the January and Wood Company in Maysville, Kentucky. Dating to 1834, the firm was a cotton mill that diversified into synthetics. It closed in 2003.

In Focus By On May 11, 2014


Waveland was constructed between 1797 and 1800 in Danville, Kentucky. After being abandoned for several decades, it is slated for restoration.

In Focus By On April 14, 2014


Constructed in 1888 with an addition of a gymnasium in 1918, the Windsor School was located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

In Focus By On April 11, 2014

Out of School

School had been out for just a few months when this photograph was taken of the former Fairmont School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In Focus By On April 2, 2014

Brooks was here

Dear fellas, I can’t believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they’re everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. The parole board got me into this halfway house called “The Brewer” and a job bagging groceries at the Foodway. It’s hard work…

In Focus By On March 31, 2013


This Ashland Gasoline Station is located along KY 15 in Jackson, Kentucky and is in danger of being demolished.

In Focus By On February 11, 2013

Neel, Ohio

Deep within the hills in Neel, Ohio lies an abandoned country market and the remains of a covered span that was washed away in 1997.

In Focus By On December 28, 2012

New Boston Coke

New Boston Coke was once part of the Portsmouth Steel complex that employed nearly 5,000 during its height in the mid-20th century.