Preserving History Through Photography & Stories of

FORGOTTEN PLACES

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!

RECENT BLOGS

Antebellum
Kelly Gomez

History Hidden Underneath

This Virginia home started as a log cabin in the 1840s that was expanded as its family grew. Today, it is in danger of being lost forever.

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Churches
Kelly Gomez

A Texas Town Disappears

A small but vibrant community grew here in rural Texas until the 1930s, but today, it’s little more than a ghost town.

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Antebellum
Kelly Gomez

What Is Haint Blue?

Haint Blue, which actually encompasses a collection of colors from blue to green, is an iconic shade tha can be found adorning mansions and rural cabins across the South. And while the popularity of the color seems endless, few know the complicated history it entails.

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