Old Rosemont School — Bristol, Tennessee

This building served as the Rosemont Elementary on Bristol, Tennessee’s north side from 1930 until the early 1980s. The three story building was constructed in 1929 and consists of 32,640 square feet.
Former Rosemont Elementary - Bristol,  TN Once this building was replaced by the local school district it was sold to the Tri Cities Christian School which operated here from 1984 until 2009. Former Rosemont Elementary - Bristol,  TN
Since 2009 the building has sporadically served as a community center. More often though, the building has been the subject of vandals.
Former Rosemont Elementary - Bristol,  TN The building is currently for sale. Former Rosemont Elementary - Bristol,  TN

May 2017 Indiana/Ohio Road Trip: Day 2

These crazy road trips where I bounce back and forth between a couple of states and drive several hundred miles a day hurt a little more than they use to. Today wasnt hardly as many miles as yesterday: 320. I started out the day in Logansport, Indiana. First on my agenda was to check out the mall right across the street from my hotel. The only stores in this mall are Dunham’s Sports and JC Penney. The JC Penney is closing next month. I was impressed with the mall management keeping the fountain going and even putting fake wooden ducks in it haha.
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There has been a lot of talk that this mall will close soon and be demolished for the land to be redeveloped.
The next stop was Peru, Indiana where I went to the tiniest Kmart ever. Ill post pictures of that later.

After Peru, I drove down to Marion to explore the Five Points Mall. Much to my surprise there was a carnival set up in the parking lot and that was really cool.
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This mall is anchored by Carsons and Roses. It was originally anchored by Carsons, Hills, JC Penney and Sears. The JC Penney and Sears are empty, the Hills is now Roses.
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A couple of Goodwills later and lunch at some place called the root beer stand and I was on my way to the second Kmart of the day; Gas City, Indiana. This store is a perfect mirrored image layout of the store that was at Village Center Mall in Harlan. Auto Center and all.

After this it gets fuzzy. I started getting tired and just put the address of an abandoned Sears in Trotwood, Ohio in the GPS. I do remember going through Muncie and Richmond.
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ALl that remains of the old Salem Mall in Trotwood just north of Dayton.
I explored a few more things and was in the hotel room by 6. An early evening should recharge my batteries. A lot is on tap for tomorrow, I’ll need it.

Abandoned Asheville Highway Hotel

Abandoned Hotel -- Knoxville, Tennessee This building had caught my eye the last time I was in this neighborhood over a year ago.  It is located at 4620 Asheville Highway (US11E) in Knoxville, Tennessee Abandoned Hotel -- Knoxville, Tennessee
I went back and decided to hop out and grab some pictures as it appears they are prepping the building for demolition.
Abandoned Hotel -- Knoxville, Tennessee Apparently the church located behind this former hotel has bought the grounds. Enjoy. Abandoned Hotel -- Knoxville, Tennessee

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Morristown College — Morristown, Tennessee

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Morristown College was an African American higher education institution located in Morristown, Tennessee.
Morristown College -- Morristown, Tennessee The school was founded in 1881 by the national Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school was renamed Knoxville College-Morristown Campus in 1989 and closed in 1994. Prior to the civil rights movement, the college held the distinction of being one of only two institutions in East Tennessee for African Americans, the other being Knoxville College, founded in 1875.

Morristown College -- Morristown, Tennessee
Laura Yard Hill Hall  (Built in 1911  Damaged by arson in 2010)

The 52-acre campus is up on a hill in the middle of Morristown.

Seven of the college’s nine buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the college buildings have fallen into disrepair, with vandalism and deteriorating facades.
Morristown College -- Morristown, Tennessee
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Another building, Kenwood Refectory, was burned in 2008, due to arson.   The following are pictures from across what remains of the campus of Morristown College.
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