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Once a theater


This is looking through what once was a theater in a company-build recreation center in Leatherwood KY.  Here’s what it looked like when it was fairly new.  (For the picture I shot, I was on the other side of the building) Note the cut stone that made up the exterior of this large building.  The story is that the railroad welcomed Italian stonemasons to help build the many bridges and support structures as the lines extended.  These masons were also responsible for many coal company buildings, notably in Lynch and Whitesburg KY.