It’s almost Halloween. Here are my favorite haunts that you should check out (some legal, some not)!
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From the still-active AK Steel Ashland Works to cement companies, everything that I recalled or explored in the past that provided my original inspiration for this site are being demolished or restored. Granted that in the ten years that this site has been online, things are bound to change, but the speed and manner that it is being done is quite startling.
What’s even sadder is that these once industrial mammoths, that once employed thousands in the region, are not being replaced with anything of value. Strip malls replaced a coke plant near Portsmouth, Ohio. Vacant lots and junk yards replaced an iron foundry in Ironton, Ohio. And polluted, deserted lots replaced the world’s largest hot strip in Ashland, Kentucky.
Maybe one day, we can regain our status as an industrial powerhouse.
The Miami Chapel United Brethren Church is located on Miami Chapel Road approximately one mile southwest of downtown Dayton, Ohio.
I recently had to travel out to Charlottesville, Virginia for a conference and decided to swing by two large historical sites in West Virginia: Weston State Hospital and Sweet Springs Resort. I will be returning to these for more photographs [...]
From the October 2009 issue of the Cincinnati Magazine: Lost Worlds “Whether it’s disused factory buildings sitting vacant all across Hamilton County or the destruction wrought by the riots of the late 1960s on inner-city neighborhoods, there is still something [...]