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!


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The House of Eight Gables

Graham-Rouse-Phillips-Williamson House | Horry County, South Carolina | c. 1890 This incredible structure has been home to 4 different families over the years who farmed the large property where it stands. Today, it sits on 175+ acres, but at one point, this home was at the center of a tract of land that spanned more

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