I wish I had time to post more but I need to go
slave away work on my kitchen cabinets. But I wanted to share a website/organization with you. It's called the Southland Historic Presevation. They combine two of my passions, my love for photography and old homes. On the main page, you'll see a few before and after photos of some neat old houses. When you visit their site, be sure to to click on the link in their menu that says "Lost Houses". I don't know about you, but it's so sad to see photos of beautiful old homes that were purposesly or accidentally destroyed.
From the SHP About page:
Since its founding in 1996, SHP's primary activity has been to photograph endangered farm and plantation houses across the rural Southern countryside. The total number of buildings included in this documentary work exceed 800 historic structures throughout 200 counties, in ten states. In addition to recording these images, SHP also realizes the importance of conversing with owners of dormant and endangered properties and discussing with them strategies and alternatives to safeguard these valued, yet fleeting historic resources. Southland Historic Preservation would also like to take this opportunity to express a sincere thank you to the hundreds of property owners whose cooperation and "Southern hospitality", has afforded us the opportunity to record many of the region's noteworthy endangered farmhouses, slave quarters, mills, and churches over the past decade.