Thursday, 4 May 2017

Abandoned House near Whitla

This abandoned house sits about a quarter of a mile
west of the Whitla Cemetery.  Permission to access the
site for a closer look had been previously granted and
today was the day.  Although I had talked to several
people in the area, no one seemed to have any
information about the house.

From a distance it appeared to be sitting in the middle
of a stubble field but as I was nearing the house, it
was apparent that it was sitting in a little coulee of
pastureland surrounded by farm land.  There were
remnants of a barbed wire fence, long dead trees, the
rotting wooden floor of another building and a granery.

The house sits on a broken foundation and I wouldn't be
surprised if it had been moved here from it's original
location.  That western false front is an interesting
feature.  It had possibly been a store in a former life
but I think its last life was as a home.

Photographed on 2017-05-02.


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4 comments:

  1. The false front is interesting. It has a unique look.

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    1. I've never seen another one quite like this one.

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  2. Definitely unique! Looks like 2 different structures from the front, but not the back. Love the old banister inside!

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    1. It must have been a pretty nice place to live.

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