If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I have a soft spot for a little old house just down the highway from where I live, and I have a sneaking suspicion that some of you have grown fond of it too. It’s pretty much considered a famous landmark around here from the locals to the seasonal people who drive through the area to the ski slopes or the beach.
Here is what my favourite little house looked like at the end of March. I mentioned in my post Believe it or not, it’s still standing!! that if our snowfall this year had been normal, I don’t think it would have lasted the winter, but it got a reprieve because of the relatively tame winter we had.
Unfortunately, that wet, heavy snow that was dumped on us this week really took its toll on the little house. The roof has finally collapsed in the centre, and it looks totally defeated! Poor little house – here is what it looked like yesterday morning when I stopped on my way to work.
Awwww, I had a bet with Rob it would stand tall at least til summer! Poor little guy! BUT just because he lost his dormer, doesn’t mean its over! He is still standing! (Did you notice that the wall had kicked out at the back? That was a few weeks ago.) In all the old houses in our area….this little guy has by farm been the most photographed! Good work Cindy. I have kept all these pictures of the little house!
Thanks BFF! And yes, I noticed that the damage seems worse in the back. I really want to walk in and take some pictures from the back of the house, but I’m chicken since it’s right on the highway. Mike says he will go in with me early one Saturday or Sunday morning. So, if you hear the sirens, it’s just the cops picking us up for trespassing!! LOL
Awwww! That is so sad. It feels like a personal loss doesn’t it?
it’s like losing a family member :(. But, on the up side, I think I have found another old, dilapidated house to photograph once this one finally falls completely.
This is a good thing I am already looking forward to. 🙂
I love old buildings around town. Back home I’ve grown fond of an old one room school that’s just blocks from my family’s church. Growing up it was my mark where I knew we were almost there! It still stands today, but you’ve inspired me to take a photo before it’s completely gone!
I’m so glad I could inspire someone else!! Around our area, many of the old schoolhouses have been turned into houses, and they are really cute. It’s nice to see them being used and taken care of instead of falling into disrepair. Thanks for visiting. 🙂
Aaaaaawwwww noooooooo!!! Such an old pretty house… such a shame to see it fail!!! 😦 **
I know, it makes me sad every time I drive by and see how much worse it is. Oh well, I’m sure it was quite a special home in its day. 🙂
Wow! I just hope that some adventurous kids don’t go exploring – that roof looks quite dangerous now.
What, you mean like my husband?!?! LOL I definitely wouldn’t go inside, but I still want to walk out behind it and take some shots from that perspective.
That is too bad…such a cute place. It kinda looks cute though in its state of collapse. I hope no one gets hurt though.
It is a sweet little house that I’m sure holds lots of memories. Most people just take photos from the highway, so I don’t think anyone will get hurt. 🙂
It’s definitely frowning a little–well, OK, quite a bit–but I can still see the smile!
I love your positive attitude!! 🙂
I also watch that house daily. Just 2 wks ago (either Tues. or Wed.), at 3:00 pm on my way home from work, I looked; as usual, just in time to see the last few bricks slide down the inside of the caved in roof off the left chimney. Couldn’t believe I saw it happen. It really is sad. I’ve been saying for 25 yrs. that house is going to cave. I can’t understand how it still stands. I’ve never seen SO many people take SO many pics if one house. Amazing!!
It’s a very resilient house that’s for sure! I think everyone will miss it terribly when it’s gone. 😦
Sad, sad, sad… End of an era. 🙂
I know, it is sad, but it’s not gone yet. It still struggles to stay upright! 🙂
ah wow that is a cool house……falling down or otherwise…….
Yes, it is cool isn’t it? I have a real soft spot for this house :). Thanks for visiting!!
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