Built in 1895

Long since abandoned, I happened upon this country home found on a farmer’s property.The owner is a man in his late 70’s who allowed me to tour this great old home. He tells me that it was built the same year his father was born.

Jerry told me not to venture too far inside because it was “full of junk.” It is always a treat when I get to talk to the owner and can move about without fearing a shotgun.

This old beauty housed a variety of farm families over the years, and Jerry told me he recently ran into one in town. The helper remembered Jerry who must have treated his hands in a decent manner.

I managed to grab a few interior shots from the doorway, and cropped to exclude the floor which was indeed full of junk. I tried not to breathe much as I fear the hanta virus.

I do like the colors in these old homes which tend to have a pastel quality.

This was found right off the front porch and is proof of life and experience for one family.

I love this old chimney.

View from the back side.

Side view including part of back porch. A great old home full of history.

© 2012 Michael Fiveson, all images and text.

Of Long Ago

While driving through back roads I came upon an old abandoned home…

I went inside to take a look and this first picture was in the living room looking inward toward a bedroom and the kitchen.

I thought the light spilling into the bedroom was fabulous and surreal.

I moved into the kitchen and could feel that life was once very hard here. Again the light was pastel in quality.

I moved next into the bathroom and in here I felt an eerie presence.

This is a view from the hallway, dripping with light, leading to the back door.This picture was from the living room as I was leaving. There were all kind of droppings throughout the house and this couch was especially nasty.

© 2012  Michael Fiveson

Looking past the filth I was able to get a feel for how difficult life would have been in this small home where crops and cattle would have been tended on many acres of land. That is not to say that a happy and loving family did not grow up here. My best guess is that this home was from the 1930’s or 40’s.