Architecture / New York

Haunted Rionda Ruins in New Jersey’s Northern Valley

Looking north from the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey, it takes a lot of imagination to envision storybook manors perched high atop the Palisades. Shows like The Jersey Shore hide the Garden State’s history as the playground of the rich and famous. But for locals of the Northern Valley (called “the valley” by locals), …

Architecture / Featured

San Francisco’s Spooky Abandoned Sutro Baths

Crumbling stairways at San Francisco’s Sutro Baths.

The Sutro Baths opened to the public in 1896, when the west side of San Francisco was a vast region of all-but-unpopulated sand dunes.  The sprawling indoor swimming complex was the pet project of Adolph Sutro, a wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of San Francisco who became widely known as a …