Tuberculosis was a considerable public health concern throughout the first half of the 20th century. In the Jim Crow-era South, tuberculosis ranked the highest among African-Americans living in poverty. As the Progressive Era called for an increasing level of government responsibility for public health, sanatoriums became the favored prescription for disease control and tuberculosis treatment. By the 1920s, tuberculosis was even the leading killer of young adults.
Welcome to AbandonedSoutheast.com!
My name is Leland Kent and I have had an interest in abandoned places ever since I was a kid. In 2016, my obsession with the forgotten and abandoned inspired me to create this blog. My goal is to showcase the obscure, sometimes historic, forgotten places I have visited across the Southeast. I hope to preserve the past through documentation and photographs since many of these amazing places are often lost to neglect, demolition, or renovation. I released my first book, Abandoned Birmingham, in July 2018 and it is available worldwide through most major booksellers. My photographs have been featured on CBS Inside Edition, CNN Travel, Houston Chronicle, The Weather Channel, MSN, Yahoo News, NPR, the UK Sun, the Daily Mail, NOLA.com, AL.com, and many others.
You can reach me at AbandonedSoutheast@gmail.com
View all posts by Abandoned Southeast