Opulence at Proctor’s Palace Theatre
The first impressions of the historic Proctor’s Palace Theatre included several floors of debris, seats, and metalwork piled high, stairs that had devolved into ramps devised out of plater and asbestos, and dingy darkness. But the second tier offered views of the theater’s mammoth size and its remarkable, intact features, such as the balconies, orchestra pit, and extensive stenciling.
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.
Coal Camps: Surveyor, West Virginia
Exploring Trap Hill High School in Surveyor, West Virginia.
The Ghost Town of Nuttallburg, West Virginia
Nuttallburg, West Virginia is located along the New River in Fayette County and was a coal mining venture that was spawned out of England-born entrepreneur John Nuttall. Nuttallburg became the second mining town in the gorge to ship “smokeless” coal, with the last mine closing in 1958.