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!
Early settlers to North Carolina established this Lutheran Church in 1839 in Davie County along the Great Wagon Road
This roadside Georgia BBQ hut was legendary amongst locals but is closed today.
It might look forlorn today but at one point, this brick building offered important services to the rural community that once surrounded it.