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!
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.
This church was built in 1853 and is all that is left of a once-expansive plantation.
[Halifax County, NC]
This home was built lovingly- quite literally, for the Fussell Family in the late 1800s.
[Sumter County, FL]
Built in 1922, this grist mill has been grinding corn for its community for almost 100 years.
[Leon County, FL]