I love them all and so many more. There will definitely have to be a second homes series. If anyone has any information on any of these, please share!
What an awesome building!
This most likely used to be a hotel. The image was taken upstate New York, around Hunter Mountain. This photo has been posted on so many different sites, it was hard to tell who the original photographer was. My best guess is ckdhtc on High Aperture – only because I enlarged the photo to such a degree that I could see this on the bottom corner. The house next to it looks to be in the same sad state of neglect. I’d love to explore both places. There are horses in the left mid image. Someone must care for them which makes me wonder if at least part of the house is occupied. A wonderful commenter took the time to find the missing answers. This is the old, abandoned Cold Springs Hotel in Tannersville, New York.
When I first saw this house I thought it wasn’t too late to save it. Then I found that the photo was taken in the early 1970s. We can only hope someone took it on and it’s now a fabulous rehabbed home. It’s known as “Fixer upper. Upper Fairmont,” Somerset County, Maryland. “Eastern Shore Series” by Steve Szabo, 1940-2000
Leadloch was the home of the Waddell family, descendants of the Waddells of Holehouseburn. The house has some unusually elaborate architectural features, including a heraldic panel above the main door, and mottoes or inscriptions above many of the other doors and windows. Sadly, it is now abandoned and falling into disrepair. Near to Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Great Britain. Copyright Anne Burgess on Geograph.org.uk
Abandoned house in Barrie, Ontario, by Anthony Goto on Flickr.
Abandoned house near Knoxville, Tennessee, by dfbphotos on Flickr. Obviously ravaged by fire.
Abandoned house near Waterville, Douglas County, Washington, USA. By Robin on Wikimedia Commons.
Abandoned house west of Dunbeath near to Balnabruich, Highland, Great Britain. Copyright Jonathan Billinger on Geograph.org.uk.
McPike Mansion is a 135 year-old home (1865) located in Alton, Illinois. It has not been occupied for over 50 years and is in need of considerable restoration. By Black.Doll on Flickr.
It may look derelict, but it’s someone’s home in Istanbul, Turkey. By Andrew Garton on Flickr.
Very cool, yet very creepy! Found in Bjørke, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. The closest I could find to a copyright holder is Hicksworth on Reddit. A commenter on that thread had been to the house as it was just 5 minutes from his/her grandparents. The front steps lead to a set of windows. The entrance is in the back of the house. How weird is that? I can’t tell if that’s a rotten black hole next to the steps or if it’s just burn marks from a fire.
This house is reported to be haunted and it had changed ownership several times in a short period. Somewhere in California. Unknown photographer. I saw this house in a real estate listing several years ago. I saved the image to my computer, but forgot to add any details. When I went back to find it, the listing was gone and I couldn’t find any info anywhere. The picture is all over the internet now, but no one has any information on it. If you know where this is or have any history about it, please let me know. Thanks!
Abandoned Piketon, Ohio homestead built in the 1800s. Photo by Don O’Brien on Flickr.
Abandoned house, Fenstanton near to Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain. Copyright Hugh Venables on Geograph.org.uk.
Photo 1 – Very cool creepy Addams Family Victorian by Orin Zebest on Flickr.
Photo 2 – Model railroad prop! Now look at the photo above again and see how at first glance it looked real! Creepy House on Hill by Orin Zebest on Flickr.
Abandoned farmhouse, easternmost Montana near the North Dakota border, next to a field of sunflowers. Photo by Roy Luck on Flickr.
Abandoned Farmhouse near Scio, Oregon by DBerry2006 on Flickr.
Abandoned House Near Delaware River by Tony Fischer on Flickr.
Awesome old Victorian somewhere near North Vernon, Indiana. Upon closer inspection, the photographer believed that someone currently lives in this house. Photo by Bill & Bicki Tracey on Flickr.
Abandoned houses are
wind and rain and time
root for the
They have the calmness brought
the bearing of farmers
who are whittled
and resist no more than
See how easily the earth
takes them back:
an eye here,
a bone there, the same rite
as with the animate.
The open windows
are in the flight path of night
tired and bound