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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