The series of buildings at the corner of East 9th and Monmouth streets in Newport, Kentucky, is fascinating, and after years of neglect, is being renovated.
National Acme, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was one of the largest manufacturers of machine tools in the United States. National Acme began as the merger of two notable machine tool manufacturers, the Cleveland Twist Drill Company, and the National Acme Company. National Acme’s (later Acme-Cleveland Corporation) home base was the manufacture of machine tools, but those operations soon became a…
Several years ago, I embarked on a winding trip through the Winding Gulf coalfield of West Virginia, to explore and discover the history of this once-bustling part of the nation. The Winding Gulf coalfield rapidly developed in the early 20th century with the advent of deep underground mines that required thousands of miners—and their families.
The decrepit Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, Pennsylvania was demolished last month.
St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, located in the Union-Miles Park neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, was recently demolished.
It was Yogi Berra who once said to trust your instincts, to keep trying, and most importantly, act.
Photography is not a crime.
Exploring the Finger Lakes region of New York state.
The Van Nattas Pumping Station, located in Ithaca, New York, was constructed by the Ithaca Light & Water Company in 1893. It was built on the site of the Van Natta & Jones Mill.
Molly Stark Sanatorium was a tuberculosis hospital in northeastern Ohio. Constructed during a time when the prevailing medical treatment for tuberculosis was sunlight, fresh air, and rudimentary medicines, the building was constructed with large windows, porches, balconies, and rooftop verandas.
Several weeks ago, I revisited the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. IAAP, which manufactured smokeless gunpowder and other ordinances, was the largest of its type in the world at the time of its completion.
The Knox County Infirmary, located in central Ohio, caught fire on June 26, 2015.
Located in central Ohio, the Knox County Infirmary served children, the elderly, and those with mental or physical illness.
Exploring a temple, observatory, and factory on the road towards Cleveland, Ohio was a good way to cap off a trip to the Rust Belt.
The industrial heart of the Rust Belt is western Pennsylvania as once-mighty steel mills, coke plans, and machine shops, scattered alongside railroads, rivers, and highways, have downsized and closed. A globalized economy and increased automation led many jobs overseas; what remained was a shell, unable to be self-sustaining without government intervention.
From the window of my hotel room in Beckley, I could see the leaves billowing down the street among a fine rain punctuated by dark, gloomy skies. It was perfect road trip weather,
With its understated exterior of beige brick, fronted with vacant retail and derelict apartments, one could not know that the historic Euclid Theater in East Cleveland, Ohio had its beginnings at the busiest street corner west of New York City.
Eugene Masters died in his home, a former general store, in March 2015 in Valley View, Kentucky.