Still Standing



This gem continues to stand the test of time and not far from my old house.  

It appears to be a central passage floor plan that is one room deep.  Though there is a portion of logs showing underneath the wood siding, it doesn't seem that the logs carry through underneath the entire structure.  Possibly built around a small log cabin, long ago, it continues to hold true.  Most often old houses like this are family homes that the owners cannot bear to tear down.  Whether from pure sentiment or historical value, it is hard to say.  

The wood is showing its years, but the metal shingles are merely showing a bit of rust.  In its day it must have been thought of as quite the home.


"The most expensive hobby a man can have is a boat, the second most expensive hobby a man can have is a very old house."  

Barbara Corcoran


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  1. I'm not sure they can't bear to tear them down, though I love that romantic idea. Most likely they couldn't afford to keep them up and have just left them sitting because tearing down is also expensive. I used to think like that, too, that someone loved the house too much to tear it down, but having inherited a house that ultimately I will end up boarding up and letting sit, because I don't have the money to keep fixing it up, I suspect it is more financial. Alas, it is the reality. - CountryDew @ BlueCountryMagic (whose google account thinks she doesn't exist anymore).

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  2. I feel so sad when I see a house like this....oh, the stories it must hold inside. I truly understand the statement quoted, for I have owned several old houses.

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  3. I bet it was really fine in its day . . .
    Like the quote too . . .

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  4. Hello, I would think renovating this house would be more than a hobby and it would be expensive. Have a happy day!

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  5. It's kind of amazing that it's still standing!

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  6. Probably a bit hard to fix, but fascinating as a subject of a photo!

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  7. I would love to have seen it back in the day when it was well cared for...wish someone could fix it now.

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  8. I agree. It must have been quite place in its day. I wonder what the plot of land is in acreage?

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  9. Barbara's quote is right on. Love your header. I have been through many of those old buildings. Layers of old wall paper and such interesting things. they won't stand forever. We have two old vanished log cabins on our property where only the rock foundations remain. We did find the burn pits where many pieces of pottery and bottles were found. We also found the front of the house by finding where the bulbs were planted and dug some up and planted them here at our farm.

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  10. Fun picture. It is neat to see the history of these old houses in their bones.

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  11. What a great photo. I love these old structures that stan the test of time...such history in them. Wouldn't you love to know all the stories??

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  12. I wonder if that house is beyond redoing? Maybe. Too bad it wasn't saved in time. My dad inherited my grandparents little farmhouse and he finally had it razed as people had said it was a liability as is. Was a sad day as we always would poke around inside it and remember the old days. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, I think it is quite beyond repair. Though, I agree it is too bad it wasn't saved in time.

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  13. It must have been quite nice years ago!

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  14. What a old gem, must have been quite the house at one time.Blessings Francine.

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  15. Yes - it must have been quite grand in it's day. I love these old buildings and I wish its walls could talk!

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  16. A beautiful piece of structure and I'm sure that it would be a very hard decision to take it down.... So many memories I am sure...

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  17. It is on it's last legs.
    Merle............

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  18. Absolutely LOVE that farmhouse! Would have loved to see the farm family living the lifestyle! Mother in the kitchen baking fresh pies and Dad on the tractor out in the field!

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  19. Some places are just amazing and this is one of them. It doesn't look salvageable to me, but if those walls could talk...!

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  20. i bet this old house could tell many tales!
    love it
    ~Lisa

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  21. What a lovely old house. I hope you don't have any storms any time soon!

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    1. Nick, it has made it through some tough weather through the years!

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  22. A beautiful autumnal header ... Love the horse wagon & the colors!
    Yes indeed ~ keeping the house, especially with the change of seasons-climate, with humidity and cold, does give extra challenges and need for care...
    A great find ~ a bit of a spooky feeling with he house ~ could make a fine background for a film!

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  23. It's gem that is loosing it's shine. I always wonder why people would desert these homes. Your explanation makes scenes.

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  24. Gorgeous shot, when I was little a number of European immigrants built homestead homes like this, I loved them and a number of them had huge open entries, a half second floor so as kids we could crouch down behind that railing and spy on our parents below in the living area /:- ) all of the ones I knew didn't stand the test of time nor man.

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  25. What a shame no one saved it before it was too late...which is what it looks like to me now. It peobably would have cost too much, though.

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  26. Yes it is a crying shame. And begs the question: is it haunted? It sort of looks like that to me, perhaps it's the angle!

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    1. It would be pretty cool if it was haunted!

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  27. Wowzers! If it were mine, I'd have a hard time tearing it down as well.

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  28. That's so interesting, and a great photo that seems appropriate for this month. I wondered why they put that giant light on it that didn't age as much as the rest of the place. xoxo Su

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  29. Lovely photo. Very interesting and informative post. The quote is fabulous. Best wishes

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  30. I'm astounded that it's still standing in that state Michelle, I think the roof is keeping it up, as you say compared to the body of the house it's in remarkable condition.

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  31. Its weather beaten, but still stands.
    Like that angry cloud behind.

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  32. Yes, you can see that it was once a grand house! I would not dare set foot in it now, as it looks like a trap ready to be sprung!

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  33. Ahh, The very old house. Something I passionately admire, yet am thankful I don't have to maintain. :)
    My parents have entirely renovated an old farmhouse with my husband's help over the past decade and a half. They could have built two new homes for the cost and hassle it took to update and make their old one sound. But the character! Indeed, I love an old house.

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  34. It reminds me of a movie of a single mother with no money found a house in that kind of shape out in the middle of nowhere and they manage to patch it up and make a go of it. Can't remember the title but a touching movie. Is that quote from Barbara Corcoran of Shark tank? Love that show!

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  35. My West Hartford house is from 1925. I don't want to hear about old houses.

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  36. Kinda sad it was abandoned...we have a house our family can't bear to tear down too...it belonged to my grandma...I'm sure someday...

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