Thursday, October 27, 2011

Houses left to Fall

I was reading some of my favorite blogs this morning and saw an old house on Farmchick's blog.  Her image made me think of two old houses that I've photographed over the last year that made me so sad.  This one below was taken just South of where I was born, in Watonga, Oklahoma.  We visited there last year for our Shaklee Family Reunion.  This must have been a beautiful home 100 years ago.  I can see traces of paint on the artistically placed cedar shakes in the eaves.  I just don't understand how people can let something this beautiful rot into the ground.   
This house is another sad story.  It's the Latourell house, this little town was named after this family.  The family has let their historic home disintegrate to it's current state, beyond repair.  I've watched it over the years and I just can't understand it.  
Well, I'm heading off to volunteer at Multnomah Falls... catch ya later!!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)


  1. I agree totally! I always am delighted to see historic homes, churches and buildings that have been maintained. On a personal note, I was SO happy to hear from a relative that my pioneer family's home was still standing--albeit dramatically remodeled!
    Have a great day at Multnomah Falls:)
    Be blessed,

  2. I see homes like this too. Doted across the Midwest countryside. I always wonder about the people who live there and if those walls could just talk. I also wonder what treasures might still be found if I could just walk around. Have I told you that I'm a wee bite jealous everytime you get to go to the falls. Off to check out your "other" friends....he-he...

  3. So sad Teresa - a true home has a heart and it makes me feel so sad. Often it's family disputes that are behind this :(. Di xx

  4. Wouldn't you just love to hear all the stories those walls could tell?! Great pictures!

  5. We have some of those type of homes around here in Vermont, and it is so sad. Many are lived in and I feel so sorry for the families who must not have the means to fix them up. xoRobin❤

  6. Thank you for the shout out! I love old homes very much and our farmhouse is over 100 years old itself. It is always a bit sad to see houses go to ruin, but sometimes there is something ironically beautiful about rural decay.

  7. I hate to see beautiful old house falling down like tat. The usually have so much character. Have a good one!

  8. Very sad Teresa, losing some history is always such a shame but I suppose the people owning them just can't afford the repairs :0(
    Have a good weekend,
    Jane x


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