Preserving History Through Photography & Stories of
I’m Kelly Gomez,
the photographer, researcher, wanderer, and writer behind this project.
I began rambling the backroads looking for abandoned architecture in 2010 and over the past decade, I’ve documented nearly 1,000 historic sites. My hope is that through images and stories, I can help preserve historic places that are quickly disappearing from our landscape. I’d like to invite you to join me on my journey to uncover the history of forgotten places!
Founded in rural Virginia in 1875 by Scotch-Irish immigrants, this church would close 100 years after it was founded.
Built in 1873, this Methodist Church served the town of Ridgeway for 100 years before finally closing its doors for good in 1980.
This old church stands at a quiet rural crossroads in North Florida where it once served a community of farmers. And while its current condition is a sad one, I am happy to report that its congregation still meets nearby in a more modern building.
This historic home and tavern in North Carolina dates to 1804 and undoubtedly holds some fascinating tales. And although its been empty for years, it might have another chance if a willing preservationist steps up!