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!
Waddell Family House | Alleghany County, N.C. | c. 1889 This land at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains was settled by the Waddell Family in the late 1700s from Virginia. Just after the American Revolution at a time when a young nation was struggling to find itself, this area had been largely isolated
A modest two-room log cabin was built here in the 1820s and expanded over time.
Built in the 1870s by the Tippins Family, this home has never been painted and remains in nearly original condition.