March 5, 2016 Road Trip

In search of abandoned houses in west-central Kentucky

I’ve shot around the Danville/Frankfort area of Kentucky in the past, but this trip was different as last time I was shooting abandoned Kentucky distilleries which are more industrial with lots of rusty iron and open spaces. This trip, on the other hand, would be more about long gone families and homes of the past than the decline of the American manufacturing industry.

I often wonder as I roam around an abandoned home, what happened to the families that lived in them? Did the children grow up, start their own lives and move on, as the parents grew older, passed away, and the kids left the home to deteriorate away to ruins?
Or was it a case of a family just up and moving away to bigger and better opportunities elsewhere?