Abandoned tells the story of a forgotten America when factory towns powered a thriving nation; when churches brimmed with worshippers; when schools were more welcoming.

The site is the work of Sherman Cahal, a well-regarded subject matter expert in abandoned and historic properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. With 17 years of experience, Sherman has worked with countless production houses, filmmakers, and documentarians to obtain information, curate and deliver props and furnishings, and connect them with other subject matter experts.