While driving through a sparsely populated area of southwestern Nebraska I encountered a depressing amount of Victorian-era houses (which had once been grand for their locale) in advanced stages of deterioration. Despite their weathered facades, these houses were still clinging to their dignity; I won’t be forgetting them. How could I not photograph them?
Will a newly-constructed house last for decades with absolutely zero maintenance? Nope. A nice example of Folk Victorian.
Stick-work graces the gables of a more modest folk Victorian. Paint still clings to the wall beneath the porch roof.
The porch has fallen; the house can’t be far behind.
There is literally one post holding up the roof of this wrap-around porch!
The shingled band below the roof creates an interesting effect… vaguely mansardesque!