Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Beautiful Old Italianate House

I like old houses - I like the different styles of architecture......the interesting designs......even thinking about who may have lived there.  I home school my children and we enjoy learning about many things - including old houses. This is an old house that is a historic house and empty which is why I felt free to take pictures.



It is an Italianate style of house from the 1800's.



The detailing is still evident, although it is not in good shape and many pieces are missing.




The beauty of the house in this rundown condition makes me realize how very stunning it must have been when it was built.



The bricks seem to be in amazingly good shape for a house that is almost 150 years old. 


    The house has been empty for over 20 years, so the rundown condition is to be expected. Actually, I find it surprising that it is still in as good of shape as it is.


    Such a nice looking tower.


 More damage shows in this picture.

 The wrought iron fence looks to be in pretty good shape.


This shows that some of the decorative window trims are missing.


No tours are allowed of this house........and the caretaker has to work vigilantly to fend off those who would trespass or deface and destroy this old house.




   It is just an old rundown house that will someday cease to exist, but we can enjoy it while it is here.

What fun it would be to tour such a house, but we will be content with seeing the outside and imagining the inside. 

 I am only posting this as a beautiful old house and example of Italianate styling.

 I very much dislike any talk of haunted houses and though I encourage comments, I will not allow comments that go in that vein. 
  
The house sits on quite a large piece of property and it isn't possible to get close to the house and I would not even consider trespassing. It saddens me that so many people do not have respect for other people's property. It is enough to enjoy the house from the road.


My children and I were intrigued by the little window between the 2 fireplaces on the end as we haven't seen such an arrangement before.








I hope you have enjoyed seeing this old house with me and eventually, I may add other houses.

 I do encourage anyone who also likes old houses or buildings to please respect the owners of the properties and do not ever trespass or damage anything. Recently, I have been saddened to hear of many people......including people who should know better......who think that if a house is empty, it is okay to go on the property or to go inside and look if they don't hurt anything. That is not true. Trespassing is against the law and it is just plain wrong. Sorry to be so strong about it, but I am deeply concerned about the lack of respect for other people and other people's things, that is prevalent in our culture and I refuse to take part in it and I hope that you will also. At the same time, enjoy those beautiful old homes that you drive past. Thank you for joining me and have a wonderful day.

"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them...." Matthew 7:12a

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32 comments:

  1. beautiful house! thanks for posting. :)

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    1. Thank you....I love how interesting it looks. :)

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  2. I love old homes too and would love to tour this one! It is stunning! Stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Moms hop!

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    1. I would love to tour this also, but they do not give tours.....we have to just imagine. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Lovely photo's!! Love the rustic olden feel about them! Where was it taken? http://walkingonsunshine.co.nr/

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    1. Thank you... it is an old house actually in the inner city on a hill... it is too bad it is just deteriorating. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  4. So sad that such a gorgeous house will eventually crumble to the ground. It's too bad someone with enough money couldn't buy it and do some restoration.

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    1. I agree.... although from what I understand, the owner doesn't want to sell.... odd situation. Still, it is interesting to look at. :)

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  5. So beautiful! I wish we could see the inside.

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    1. That would be amazing, but we have checked and there is an absolute no visitor policy...

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  6. I share your love of old homes and architecture. Your photos are beautiful! I saw your post on So Much at Home and had to hop over for a visit. I know your photos would be beautiful. They always are. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you...what a kind and encouraging comment.... it was so nice to have you visit. :)

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  7. thank you something about old houses and how the history just speaks to me so cool have a great day

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    1. I enjoy that also.... glad you came by and saw this through my lens. :) Good to have you.

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  8. Lovely old home. I'm always so sad to the the ruin of these older homes.

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    1. I am too.... so much history is there... so many interesting things and stories... I do enjoy looking at old homes.

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  9. I am a lover of Victorian homes, and it just breaks my heart when I see a beautiful Victorian forgotten and left alone. I wish someone would come along and save it. It is an amazing home.
    Thanks for sharing its beauty with us.
    Gina

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    1. I think some people have wanted to, but the owner doesn't plan to see.... he has a hired caretaker for the place to keep trespassers away from it... but it seems that no repairs or renovations are planned for the house. It has been like this for years. It is a beautiful place, though. :)

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  10. Oh the stories that old house could tell! I love old houses and wish more of them could be restored. They just don't build them like that anymore.

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    1. I agree... it is so fun to see old places like that.... it brings history to life. :)

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  11. What a beautiful home. You really captured the charm and details.

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    1. It is so beautiful... thank you for visiting. :)

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  12. Oh my....what a beautiful place. I wished Oklahoma had more respect for older buildings. Here they tear everything down and build new. Glad you shared at Simple Saturdays.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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    1. They do a lot of that here also.. it is sad. I enjoy looking at these old places. :)

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  13. Just gorgeous Joy - thanks so much for telling me about this !!!
    Loved seeing it
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you... I am so glad you visited and shared this sweet comment. :)

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  14. Very cool house, very nice shots.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-beautiful-almond-tree.html

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    1. Thank you... it is interesting to look at... and I would love to see the inside, but am content to imagine what it is like. :)

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  15. I like this house, it's in pretty good condition. Maybe someone will revive it soon.

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    1. It would be nice to have it revived, but from all I hear, that won't happen. Sad... but still pretty to look at.

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  16. What a beautiful old house -- and such a pity it has fallen into disrepair. It makes you wish someone would buy and restore it. My WW

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    1. It is such a stately old place... makes me wonder what it was like in its prime... it must have been stunning. :)

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