The stunning images found in Abandoned Kentucky offer us a window into our past, showing life in the Bluegrass State as it was back then, and stirring in us a sense of wonder and curiosity about those who have gone before us and the lives they lived.
Go inside the historic Columbia Theatre in downtown Paducah and the shuttered Union Station depot in Henderson. From the Old Crow bourbon distillery along Glenn’s Creek to the Parker Tobacco Company in Maysville and a once-grand farmhouse in McLean County, these photographs showcase the rich history and untold stories of abandoned places from one corner of Kentucky to the other.
Where others may see only decay and rot in these long-forgotten locations, Sherman Cahal, Adam Paris, and Michael Maes see exquisite beauty.
Where To Buy
Abandoned Kentucky can be purchased at your local Kentucky bookseller, at Amazon, or at Barnes & Noble today!
|Broadway Books||1537 Winchester Ave.||Ashland|
|Barnes & Noble||1680 Campbell Ln.||Bowling Green|
|Barnes & Noble||1980 N. Dixie Hwy.||Elizabethtown|
|Barnes & Noble||7663 Mall Rd. (Florence Square)||Florence|
|Barnes & Noble||1932 Pavilion Way||Lexington|
|Joseph-Beth Booksellers ✽||161 Lexington Green Cir.||Lexington|
|Barnes & Noble||801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.||Louisville|
|Barnes & Noble||4100 Summit Plaza Dr.||Louisville|
|Carmichael’s Bookstore ✽||1295 Bardstown Rd.||Louisville|
|Carmichael’s Bookstore ✽||2720 Frankfort Ave.||Louisville|
|Simply Chic Home Accents||101 W. 3rd St.||Owensboro|
|Reid’s Orchard||4818 KY 144||Owensboro|
|Windy Hollow Restaurants||8260 KY 81||Owensboro|
|Niko’s Bakery and Cafe||601 Emory Dr.||Owensboro|
|Byron & Barclay||121 E. 2nd St. Suite 100||Owensboro|
Abandoned Kentucky will be featured at:
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- Lexington, Kentucky’s WTVQ (ABC 36): Abandoned Kentucky
- Louisville, Kentucky’s WLKY (CBS 32): ‘Abandoned Kentucky’ book preserves state history through photography
- Owensboro, Kentucky’s Messenger-Inquirer: Art in the Abandoned: Local photographer takes part in new book about ‘old, forgotten’ places in Kentucky (PDF)
- Owensboro, Kentucky’s Owensboro Times: Local photographer helps publish book highlighting abandoned locations in Kentucky (PDF)
Abandoned Kentucky is equal parts beauty, grit, and just plain COOL. It sits precisely at the intersection of historic preservation and artistic expression. At their essence, these photographs show us the bones of our history and give us a glimpse of ourselves as we were, all while standing on their own as lasting works of art. Excellent!Steve Shaffer, photographer and Emmy award-winning television producer
Even though the amazing images in Abandoned Kentucky are remnants of these subjects’ best lives, their stories continue to be told with a new focus thanks to this group of talented photographers.Darlene Mazzone, Columbia Art House Board Chair