Regretfully, the roof of the long-abandoned Church of the Transfiguration in Buffalo, New York collapsed during a storm yesterday. It was probably one of the most dangerous buildings that I had ever stepped into as significant portions of the ceiling had collapsed through the main floor and into the basement. You can see just how bad the structure was years ago with the late evening sunlight peering through the many holes of the roof.
Boarding houses began to develop in the Catskill Mountains in the late 1800s as working-class families sought refuge from the dirty, unhealthy city in the mountains. Lodgers would rent one or more rooms for one or more nights, and meals were usually not included in the tab.
There are some new developments in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio that could cause some old buildings to be razed for a school.