The Waldo Hotel - an early 20th century Beaux Arts masterpiece in downtown Clarksburg, WV - is in terrible shape indeed. Here, on the mezzanine overlooking the grand lobby, the various molds growing on the wall, combined with the peeling paint and slaking wallpaper, create a scene that almost looks like a modern art painting.
I was about to eat my lunch when I noticed something weird … (at Threadless HQ)
Arizona Highways Color Album (1957)
Nested doors connecting each of the patient rooms in one of the old tubercular wards at Mayview State Hospital, just outside of Pittsburgh, at sunrise. These doors would presumably allow greater airflow through the building, considered an important part of the treatment of tuberculosis. Unfortunately, most of this asylum campus was demolished within weeks of this photograph being taken.