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Blue Ridge Blight on Afton Mountain

In the 1950s and 60s the motor court rest stop at Rockfish Gap on Afton Mountain was a motoring mecca, offering Virginia motorists a...
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Revenant of the Irish Hills Towers

In the early twentieth century the Michigan Observation Company built a tower in the Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan. This annoyed a neighbor, who...
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The Glass Bank

It might be hard to believe the "Glass Bank" was once a visually stunning piece of architecture. Opened in 1962, the structure was entirely...

Oklahoma’s Hidden Chalkboards of Yesteryear

The Emerson School dates to 1895 and is one of the first public schools built in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The classic building is already...

Buckminster Fuller’s Home in a Dome

Guest Post Series words & photos by Cary O'Dell It would probably look a little out of place in just about any neighborhood, let alone sitting...
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Tunnel 51: Secret Racing Research Facility

This boarded-up tunnel in the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania dates back two centuries. It was originally built by Carnegie and Vanderbilt for a nineteenth-century...