Black and white photographs of abandoned buildings in Ft. Payne and Anniston, Alabama
In this video we take a day trip on back roads of N.E. Alabama, searching for abandoned buildings or anything else of interest. Over the years, I have found Alabama back roads to be a reliable source of incredible gems of discovery. . . abandoned buildings, rusty trains, fading old ghost signs, and beautiful scenery.
Driving south from Nashville on I-24, I exited at South Pittsburg and cut into the State of Alabama. I roughed out a loose itinerary in advance: Ft. Payne, Collinsville, Leesburg, Anniston, and Gadsden. The photographs seen in the video are from Ft. Payne and Anniston.
Black and white photographs of abandoned buildings in Alabama
Below are a few of the black and white photographs taken on this Alabama road trip. For all my photographs of Alabama, see my Alabama portfolio on my main website here.
See more photographs of Alabama in my Alabama portfolio on my main website here.
If you’re a fan of abandoned buildings photography, check out my photo book of abandoned places available on Amazon here.
Behind-the-scenes photographs from the locations
This photograph of the historical marker for the Ft. Payne Opera House says:
“Opened in Sept. 1890. Built during local boom period. Converted to theatre during era of silent movies. Closed as a theatre in October, 1935. Purchased by Landmarks of Dekalb County, Inc. 1969. Renovated, restored and opened to public in 1970. The oldest theatre in Alabama located in a building originally constructed as a theatre. Listed in National Register of Historic Places and the National Register of 19th Century Theatres in America. Alabama Historical Association 1973.”
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