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.
This Florida house from the 1880s was lost to fire in 2021.
Built in the early 1900s for workers on a turpentine farm, these cabins have been lovingly kept up over all these years.