I know I've mentioned many times that one of my favorite pastimes is driving the country side looking at old houses, abandoned places, and wondering over and over what the story is behind these places. Did the family decide to move on to better things. Were they old and no longer living and family didn't want the places. Why were they abandoned, left to ruin in the elements. So many questions and I just often wonder what's happened to the families that they didn't or couldn't keep the places going.
One house that I've often wondered about is located in downtown Anderson Texas. If you ever been through Anderson you know if you blink you've missed it. It's located near Navasota, and we've passed this town many times on our way to Warrenton for the shows.
Last Sunday when we were out that way, I stopped and asked a friend of mine what the story was behind this house:
He said the house was owned by several family members and none of them wanted to do anything with the property, so it's slowing ruining. At one time you could tell this was a prominent house. It sits on the main street and even though it's almost in ruins, it still has such character. I can just envision kids playing in the yard behind the once beautiful picket fence.
See you can tell it was a two story farm house. I wanted to go in so bad and explore it, but my friend said that if I even put one foot past the picket fence I'd be arrested. He said so far about eight people have been arrested for exploring (or probably stealing things from the place).
Look at the chimney that still sits beside the place. I could see a fire coming out of it in the coolness of the day.
The sun that was shining through was so pretty.
More of the top story that doesn't have much left to it.
Here's a close up view of the porch.
Now the property sits on about 3 square blocks or more. There's the abandoned house, the storage building next door, that was part of the store, which is also next to the storage building.
Here's what left of the store that's located on the corner of the property. I could see it too had a chimney in it.
You know I had to take a picture of the church located right around the corner from this place.
At least it hasn't been torn down or left to the elements. I hope you enjoyed the tour and if you are ever in Anderson Tx check out this place. There are several shops located downtown as well. Happy Saturday to you all. Wait until you see where we went this weekend, you are sssssssoooooooooo going to wish you had tagged along! Can't wait to show you.