Thursday, July 9, 2015

Old buildings in Florida

I love seeing old buildings like this when we are driving the back roads here in Florida.

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I guess this is an old church because the fence in back surrounds a small cemetery.

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Trees have grown right on top of the building.

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And it’s hard to see the front.

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There was even an old camper out back.

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Everything was in disrepair (to say the least).

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I just wonder about it’s story.

Don’t you?

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The back roads…

another view of Florida.

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

51 comments:

Gina said...

Diane, those pictures have a hauntingly beautiful look to them. If only those walls could tell us a story!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, what a neat find. I love the old church and the tree is beautiful. I am sure there are plenty of stories on this place. Great fence shots, enjoy your day!

Joyce Mayer said...

It does have its own beauty. I wonder what the dates were on the tombstones? Could be a lot of history in that old church. What a shame it's just falling apart.

Linda Kay said...

Diane, a perfect picture to write a story about! Such a shame that it is in such disrepair.

Margaret Adamson said...

yes back roads arealways more ing to investiate and you never know what you are going to find like this very old little church. I do wonder what the story is behind it.

Stephanie said...

I agree with Gina, the images are hauntingly beautiful. It's as if something happened and everything was left as it is... Yes, I wonder about the history as well :)

Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Thursday! Hugs!

Arlene said...

This photo would make a pretty painting Diane. And like you, I am sure there is a story there.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I see buildings like this and it does make me wonder about their story. They make great photos though!
hugs,
Linda

Mildred said...

I love your find and these photos - I sure would like to know the story!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, nature is really taking it back. thanks, diane!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Incredible find!!! How lush it all must have been when in use. Yes, I agree...what IS its story/history?

Susan said...

I love old buildings too and make up stories about them...maybe that's why we're sisters!

Curtains in My Tree said...


Yes I wonder about it's life story.
When I was younger in my 30's I wanted to purchase a place like that and live in it of course all fixed up with my antiques and painted furniture.
I would live to see inside of it

Quiltdivajulie said...

What evocative photos . . . perhaps someone could create a story for this place.

Vee said...

It would make the beginnings of a great novel! Maybe someone is going to restore it. Someone is restoring an old schoolhouse just around the corner from here and it's interesting to watch.

Art @ Home said...

Wow, Diane....if walls could talk, huh?!?

BeachGypsy said...

Wow! What a find!! Just think if those walls could talk! Wonder what year it was built?

Pamela Gordon said...

That is so sad to see but I really like it too. The mossy trees growing over the roof and the old clapboards. It must have a great story and I wonder if it was used as a private home at one time where the trailer is in the yard too. Great photos Diane! Have a beautiful day.

Patsy said...

It is strangely beautiful! I just don't understand abandon property.

Estelle's said...

How interesting...I love old structures like this...oh the stories they could tell...lovely photos!

Catherine Holman said...

I love old buildings! That camper is probably woth something. People revamp them all the time.

Stacey said...

The old building is neat and I love seeing sights like that. But did you notice how huge that tree is?! Wow!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Playing catch up here. Love the latest doll outfit as well as the finds in the post prior to that.

THIS reminds me of the one room schoolhouse camp that my grandparents had when I was little :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, I love finding spots like this on the backroads. You captured some great shots. It is a wonder who lived here or gathered here for church. Too bad it is in disrepair now. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, cm

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I would love to buy that and fix it up! What a quaint setting. I love the Spanish moss...

20 North Ora said...

Don't you wonder what kind of a story goes with an old place like that? I love old buildings.

Judy

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I am truly wondering about its story. B

Diane said...

Very interesting! I bet someone somewhere knows its story.

Shug said...

just something about old trees with all the Spanish moss hanging from it....add an old house or a building and it sure makes the mind think! Have to wonder about the history surrounding the place. Great photos...

Susie said...

Diane, I too wonder what happened when a building is just left to fall down. Who was there last and decided to let it go. Hope you are having good weather. It rained here a bit today and stayed cloudy. This weekend is to be very hot. I am wishing for a some sweet summer days without rain or unbearable heat. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I also love the old buildings - and wonder what they would say if they could talk. I also wonder at what point someone gave up hope and decided to let them go.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
Wow, great photos!
My boys would love to go explore. Do you think anything is living in the house or camper? Snakes, spiders, mice...I told the boys, they might want to be careful. :-))
Great post, I love the back roads too. I wonder what happened, why are the homes or property abandoned?
Carla

Ida said...

Perhaps that was a home at one time and that was the family cemetery. Although it could have been a church too. It's sad to see it falling into disrepair but you captured it quite beautifully.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You find the neatest places!!
Kinda hot to be out and out!! Someone is taking care of the place - somewhat - since the lawn is mowed!!! Of course you know to be ware of snakes!!!
Please tell me where this was taken?????

pattisjarrett said...

I'm sorry. I couldn't see anything but that huge tree draped in Spanish moss! Reminds me of vacation days in Savannah. We love to travel back roads, too. This was a great find.

RLUPhoto said...

Wow these are great! I'd love to know the history of the building.

acorn hollow said...

It looks so spooky to me but I am sure it was quaint and pretty in it's day.
Cathy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, now thats a fixer upper we would all love to tackle!

Carol

Linda H said...

If only it could talk...

Glennis said...

This interesting old Church is fast getting completely over grown, must be some good stories here, many folk must have worshiped here at some stage.

Kathy said...

Oh yes... I always wonder about the story!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Neat old building, but also a bit spooky!
Have a great weekend!

Connie said...

I'm sure there are many stories to be told . . . I would have love to see what the inside looked like, but I'm so afraid of snakes that I wouldn't have ventured in, even if they were having an open house:)

Primitive Stars said...

Always love to see old building, so wonderful.Blessings Francine.

Montanagirl said...

Have I mentioned that I LOVE your Header?? And this is a wonderful post, with a lot of good views, my friend!

Ana said...

If walls could talk, right? The stories and history it would tell.

❤️Ana

Kathy said...

Oh my I just love old buildings. If only the walls could talk here. What stories they could tell.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

How I would love to restore such buildings!

handmade by amalia said...

Two bandits were hiding there from the law, having made an unlikely getaway in a camper after their cool car broke down. They got into a fight. One cleared away with all the loot. The other, wounded, was left behind and was cared for by a pretty girt from a nearby farm. He reformed and married her. She got bored after a while and run away with a rodeo man.
Amalia
xo

Jeannie Marie said...

There is certainly a story there. I often wonder about old buildings like this that I see. I find them fascinating too. I love your photographs.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Amazing pictures Diane, so cool how the branches are growing down and along the roof! Wonder what that lovely old buildings story is?