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Vanity Ballroom - Photos

The failing roof has allowed the elements to eat away at the beauty of the Vanity.

The failing roof has allowed the elements to eat away at the beauty of the Vanity.

The failing roof has allowed the elements to eat away at the beauty of the Vanity.

Keeping vandals and scrappers out has proved to be difficult. Here, the entrance on Newport was busted open.

The Vanity's exterior is decked out in ancient-looking Aztec and Mayan reliefs.

The Vanity's exterior is decked out in ancient-looking Aztec and Mayan reliefs.

The Vanity's exterior is decked out in ancient-looking Aztec and Mayan reliefs.

Many of the decorative elements have been stolen from the Vanity's exterior.

The crown of the Vanity.

The Vanity's exterior has been hit hard by neglect, the elements, vandals and scrappers.

The East Jefferson elevation