A suspicious fire was reported on February 11 at the former Glen Rogers High School in Glen Rogers, West Virginia. Completed in 1951, it was closed in 1992 when enrollment dropped under 200 students. The extent of the damage has [...]
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The ruins of downtown Wheeling, West Virginia. Nearly an entire block of historic buildings – some of them very recently occupied, has been cleared for parking and grassy lots. Across the street, more historic building stock was cleared in the summer for more open space.
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was constructed between 1858 and 1881 in Weston, West Virginia, and is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America. It is a Kirkbride, and housed 250 patients when it initially opened – peaking at 2,400 [...]
The Cottrill Opera House in Thomas, West Virginia, designed in 1902 by Holmboe and Lafferty. It closed in the 1970s and is being restored today after years of neglect.
After a recent drive through Cairo, Illinois (article forthcoming), and seeing the effects of decades of racial segregation and violence, and then economic decline and population loss, I wondered what other major and minor cities in the United States has [...]