A few months back, I stumbled upon an abandoned Shell gasoline station near Shenandoah Caverns in Virginia.
A late autumn trip to West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley isn’t complete without a visit to a few abandoned or forgotten…
Like a beacon along Interstate 75 in Campbell County, Tennessee, two rusty Ferris wheels and a mock Titan rocket still command attention from passing motorists.
When my friend Ben motioned that he wanted to explore West Virginia and visit some of the places made famous…
The Greenbaum Building in Waverly, Ohio is no more.
Located in rural Monroe County, West Virginia is Sinks Grove, named for the many sinkholes throughout the area. It could…
The Blue Sulphur Springs Resort is an all but demolished and forgotten springs resort in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Named…
Work is progressing on the stabilization of the shuttered Sweet Springs Resort in eastern West Virginia.
For years I have passed by an abandoned roadside curiosity in southern West Virginia. On a Sunday drive through the…
Located along the back roads in the Pocahontas Coalfield of southwest West Virginia is the long-abandoned Algoma Company Store and…
With the inauguration of United States President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today, I wanted to share a history and gallery of 43 crumbling effigies of the presidents of the United States that stand in a field near Williamsburg, Virginia.
A late autumn drive in the fog and rain along Upper Delaware Scenic Byway along the Delaware River on the edge of the Catskill Mountains of New York can take anyone’s breath away.
The Millard F. Field Building, located at Winchester Avenue and 16th Street in downtown Ashland, Kentucky, was home to the Field Department Store and Sears.
While living in the now-demolished Friar’s Club in Cincinnati, Ohio between 1941 and 1944, Lumen Martin Winter painted murals on the walls of the residents’ lounge. The 1,600 square-foot scenes, painted in tempera emulsion on a casein ground, depicted regional highlights of industry, music, religion, and literature.
The former Belvedere Hotel in Apollo, Pennsylvania was a hoarder’s paradise.
Amazon has been called the killer of the American indoor shopping mall in countless articles. But it’s been no secret that traditional shopping centers have been struggling long before the advent of online shopping, with the United States boasting more square feet of retail than any other developed nation by far. It is with some irony that Amazon is building new fulfillment centers on the grounds of two dead malls.
The discovery of an untouched apartment above a long-abandoned pharmacy in New York led me to think about my mortality and how finite my life is.
Once considered outdated and redneck, dirt oval racetracks have made a resurgence across the rural swaths of America as unending regulations and expensive fares making it hard to justify trips to a NASCAR race track. Local dirt track racing has come back full throttle, although that resurgence has not spread to the abandoned West Virginia Motor Speedway near Parkersburg, West Virginia.
East Liverpool, Ohio, once lovingly referred to as the “Crockery City” and the “Pottery Capital of the World,” is the classic definition of the Rust Belt. Much like Pittsburgh with its reliance on steel mills and Cleveland with its manufacturing plants, East Liverpool was dependent around the pottery industry because of ample natural resources, access to newly laid railroads, the Ohio River, and an untapped market.
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.
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