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!
Built in the 1870s by the Tippins Family, this home has never been painted and remains in nearly original condition.
This home in Eastern North Carolina dates to the 1850s. Now empty, its owners have agreed to let the local fire department burn it for practice.
Built in 1876, this chapel in Western North Carolina was the first church made of handmade bricks in this region.