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Abandoned Hotel - Toledo OH

Courtesy of ToledoWasteWalker

"A few fellow urban explorers and professional photographers came to town. While they were in town we decided to visit the hotel. Much to our surprise we found the front door unlocked and wide open. There were no posted "No trespassing" signs and so we stepped in to check out the hotel for ourselves. What we found was a long deserted building that scrappers had gutted. The attic clearly had a fire in it sometime in the recent past. The roof is starting to give way on this property. This location is quickly approaching the point of no return. All through the building, snow and water damage could be seen due to all the broken out windows that had not been replaced.

Built in 1909 this grand brick structure is now down on its luck. The windows are broken out, there have been several failed businesses on the ground floor, and it is said that scrappers have gone through and illegally gutted the place. Nearby properties regard it as a tragic eye sore. The nearby business owners I talked to say that they have made attempts to contact the owners about the destruction and vandalism of the property and that the owners do not care nor do they make efforts to attend to the broken windows. The time is ticking here. I did not get access to this structure because I lacked the safety equipment I prefer. I might return later to try and get better photos.

Interestingly one of the nearby business owners claims that a series of detective novels were partly based on this location. That the books involve a serial killer that actually came through and used the location. No clue if this claim is true or not."

A sign on the back of one door list room rates as having only been $7.50 a day.

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