Abandoned Rural Structures

The formerly common structures which once characterized the Great Plains and other rural areas have been disappearing for decades.  The erosion is now accelerating at a mind-boggling pace.  Take a look before they’re gone forever:

 

Former home.  The steep roof with wide fascia boards, 2-over-2 windows and corner board with simple capital suggests a build date in the 1880’s.

 

House with additions.

 

Rural structure of unknown purpose.

 

Outbuildings on abandoned homestead.

 

Vacant house in a small town, early 20th century.  The outline of a former porch is still visible.

 

Abandoned house.

 

Neglected silo and outbuilding built of concrete block.

 

Collapased outbuilding.

 

Former garage.

 

Another neglected garage – this one was extended to accommodate a longer vehicle than the one it was built for!

 

Farm outbuilding built of concrete block, mid-20th century.

 

2 Responses to Abandoned Rural Structures

  1. And this is to say nothing of the barns… driving in rural Wisconsin, you can see a new collapse every month.

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