Photography & Stories of the Places Time Forgot
New Stories of Old Places
Mississippi Plantation is a Haunting Reminder
This Mississippi house was once the home of the overseer on a large cotton plantation. Over the years, many rumors and legends have come to define this place. But the true story here is an important one.
The Lawrence School at Corinth
The Lawrence School | Chatham County, NC | c. 1885 As early as the 1760s, a river crossing existed here along the banks of the Cape Fear River to connect travelers, traders, and settlers on the Pee Dee Trail. In 1775, a ferry was established here, which came to be called Avent Ferry after its…
Why Didn’t People Smile In Old Photographs?
Have you ever wondered why people didn’t smile in old photos? There are many reasons, but they might not be what you’d expect.
History Hidden Underneath
This Virginia home started as a log cabin in the 1840s that was expanded as its family grew. Today, it is in danger of being lost forever.
A Texas Town Disappears
A small but vibrant community grew here in rural Texas until the 1930s, but today, it’s little more than a ghost town.
South Carolina Plantation and Boarding House Along the Stagecoach Road
A portion of this South Carolina home is believed to have been built in 1786 and added on to over time. It was also a busy stop for travelers along the Stagecoach Road. Back then, it sat at the center of a 1,200-acre rice plantation where hundreds were enslaved.
What Is Haint Blue?
Haint Blue, which actually encompasses a collection of colors from blue to green, is an iconic shade tha can be found adorning mansions and rural cabins across the South. And while the popularity of the color seems endless, few know the complicated history it entails.
Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color
No craftsman of their day left a more indelible mark on North Carolina than Thomas Day, whose personal story is as fascinating as his skill as a woodworker.
Family House Was The Site Of A Tragedy In 1935
Built around 1850, this home has many stories hidden within its walls and one particularly tragic story that came to define it.
Iconic Symbol Of Rural Americana Still Stands
This old country store was much like so many others shops of its day that residents relied on for supplies and connection to their community.
But this one was propelled to national fame in 1939 when a famous photographer from California passed through this quiet crossroads in rural North Carolina.
Winston Memorial Chapel
Built in 1908, one Virginia family erected this stone chapel in honor of their son who passed away too soon.
What Stories Have Been Lived Within These Walls?
The old Florida house survived Hurricane Michael, but continues to deteriorate with each season. I won’t be standing much longer so I took some time to research its stories.
Ruins of The Burning Raids of 1864
Built in the 1840s, the mill ruins left here are the last reminder of the Burning Raids of 1864.
Abandoned Georgia Asylum Has Hopes For The Future
This campus was once the largest facility in the United States for the treatment of mental illness. Today, it’s empty but there are hopes to restore it.
For Sale | Historic Virginia Home With One-Of-A-Kind Details
This Virginia home was added to over time, creating a one-of-a-kind house that is currently for sale.