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

Alabama




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.
 Alabama

Hollywood S.C,

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Louisiana


 
 
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

Alabama





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.


Alabama


Georgia



Gallupville NY







all images by


Steve Gross & Susan Daley