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Catlettsburg National Bank Demolition

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (July 28, 2014) – The Catlettsburg National Bank Building, located in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, suffered a facade collapse that led to its emergency demolition yesterday evening. The Catlettsburg National Bank Building was constructed in 1885 in the late Victorian architectural style for the Catlettsburg National Bank. Built during the boom-town days of..

Morris Building Fire

HUNTINGTON, W.Va., (July 28, 2014) – A fire Sunday morning at the Morris Building in downtown Huntington, West Virginia began in an old elevator shaft that raged for several hours before being contained. It is not clear what started the fire or how extensive the damage was, but aerial inspections..

Rebranding Victorian Square

Victorian Square has historically been a struggling shopping and office center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Located across the street from the Lexington Center and Rupp Arena and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the inner-connected buildings have never struck a chord with shoppers or workers and has been either underutilized..

Centrepointe Gains Height

Revised plans for Centrepointe are all set to be inspected by the Courthouse Area Design Review Board, which ensures that new development meet design guidelines for downtown. Centrepointe, a mixed-use development in the center of Lexington, Kentucky, has undergone seven major revisions since first being announced in 2008. The latest, released..

Main & Vine Lofts Resurrected

The long-proposed Main & Vine Lofts at Main and Vine streets in downtown Lexington, Kentucky has been resurrected. Construction is set to begin this summer on a 150- to 162-space parking garage that will be constructed by the Lexington and Fayette County Parking Authority and cost $2.7 million to $2.9 million…

27 Photos of Wealthy Cincinnati

For one of my last weeks living in Cincinnati, Ohio, I wanted to explore the wealthy enclaves of the eastern half of the Queen City. With spring in full swing – and my allergies causing sniffles and congestion, it was a good time to wander about and see just what..

Crosley Building Could Become Apartments

The historic and abandoned Crosley Building in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio could be reborn as 238 market-rate apartments. The circa 1929 cream-colored building, long a signature structure for travelers along Interstate 75, has been shuttered for at least 20 years. Most of its giant windows have been..

Downtown Lexington Progress [10 Photos]

It finally happened. Construction has begun at Centrepointe, the long-stalled, often-redesigned mixed-use development in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky. Throughout its six iterations, firings and hirings of a multitude of architects and through much public scorn – and the ultimate demolition of a block of buildings way back in 2008..

Cincinnati Sunrise and Walnut Hills [34 Photos]

Waking up to a Cincinnati, Ohio sunrise is always magical. From the rising run over the Ohio River to the warming skyscrapers of downtown, there is always something new to witness and experience. Come before sunrise and you’ll take in “blue hour,” or when the skies turn into dramatic shades..

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