HOTEL #1 (Brownwood TX)
Built in 1930, the 11-story Hotel Brownwood looms over a small city of 20,000 where one and two-story buildings are the norm. The brick and stone are still lovely but the gaping window is not. The hotel is vacant, "unfit for human habitation" and plastered with warning signs.
In the foreground a rusting fire escape looms over the sidewalk. Counterweights are suspended at top right allowing this final section to lower.