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!


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