About AAR

An Echo From the Past

Everyday, neglected structures are on the verge of, if not already, to being threatened with demolition or much needed renovation. We traveled to decayed places around the state and bear witness to the vandalism, the weathering, and the slow death of countless historic buildings. It was simultaneously heartbreaking and captivating. We knew early on that we had to do something to save these places.

Many photographers that have traveled to structures like these simply take three or four interesting photos and leave. Our work is aimed at a higher purpose. Through historic documentation we hope to immortalize the stories of the places we visit beyond the building’s finite lifespan. To preserve an echo from the past.

Our Facebook fan page now has over 12,000 followers and our website is growing more each day.
We are committed to continuing our work and publishing these stories to our website.

Meet the Team


Eddy Sisson
5 years ago he fell in love with Dogpatch USA and started the official Facebook fan page for the old park. Eddy later joined AAR in September 2013 and currently owns the group.
James Kirkendall
Fort Smith
Michael Schwarz
Conway, AR
Michael Founded AAR in Aug. 2012. History, Videography and Photography is his passion.
Lana Yates
Lana joined in 2016 and currently runs our instagram @AbandonedAR
Grant King
Little Rock, AR
Caitlen Taylor
Warren, AR

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