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.
Wick Building Rehabilitation
Constructed in 1910, Youngstown, Ohio’s Wick Building was home to the Wick Brothers Trust Company and was the city’s tallest structure. After years of decline, this landmark is being rehabilitated into apartments. Check out its progress.
Exploring West Virginia’s North Central Region
West Virginia may be regarded as a state centered around the coal industry, but it was the oil and gas industry that provided the state’s first economic boom and drove the development of the north-central part of the state.
When the Dennison Hotel on Main Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio closed in 2011, it marked the end of a hoteling era. The single room occupancy extended stay facility once competed with the Browne Hotel, Fort Washington Hotel, Fountain Square Hotel, and others — all of which are long closed and demolished.