Buildings left behind on bypassed main streets and back roads . Vernacular, meaning "of the place", these structures once served as typical centers of community and commerce. Often built by hand with utility of design and the patina of faded paint, patched roofs and hand painted signs, these are survivors of another time.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Monday, November 23, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

 Kingstree S.C.

 Lake City S.C.

 Foley Beach S.C.

 Marvyn Alabama

 Box Springs Ga

 Graves Ga.

Spotsylvania Court House Va.

 Petersburg Va.

Hollywood S.C,

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Medric Martin Store, Irish Bend La.

Rainbow Inn Pierre Part, La.

Pointe Coupee, La.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Abandoned store, Bunkie La.

 Cajun dance hall, La.

rural church, La.

roadside store near Jeanrette, La.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Montgomery Al.

Gallupville NY

Huntersland NY

Jefferson NY

North Carolina

Thursday, January 22, 2015

N. Shore L.I.

barn Tn.

dairy bar,  Ma

Floyd Va.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


kudzu covered building
Deep South

shoe repair, 
High Point, NC

feed store NY State

community hall Tn.

cottin gin,  Alabama

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mississippi Delta

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ellabell Ga.

Ellabell Ga.



Gallupville NY

all images by

Steve Gross & Susan Daley