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Emory Lane Farmhouse

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 5 September 2018 in Architecture.

This house was built in 1830. It sat empty for a long time and the property was recently sold. The old house has a lot of character but I am sure that since it was sold, it will eventually be torn down.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That looks to have a few stories to tell . . I'd like to see it restored, but . .

5 Sep 2018 5:16am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Beaucoup de charme

5 Sep 2018 6:11am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

J'adore ce qui ressort de cette demeure.
Belle composition.
Bonne journée Elaine

5 Sep 2018 6:38am

Bill from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

You have really captured the character of this old property, Elaine. I hope the new owner restores it.

5 Sep 2018 7:06am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle maison!

5 Sep 2018 9:01am

yoshimiparis from France

Beautiful atmosphere on this picture.
We would obviously like these old houses of character to be restored and not bought or left in the hands of egens who come to recover old fireplaces, century old beams etc ...

5 Sep 2018 9:04am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...a wonderful angle !!

5 Sep 2018 9:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really tasteful old house...

5 Sep 2018 9:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The tear down culture of North America/Canada is one of the disturbing things I noticed there. I lived in Canada for a while and loved the unspoilt wilderness, but found I profoundly missed the sense of history that the European landscape has imprinted on it. Everything human seemed to have been created in the last 25 years as though there was a conscious effort to erase history. This is a lovely home which you capture beautifully and it deserves care and thoughtful renovation not destruction.

5 Sep 2018 9:48am

@grouser: I totally agree with you. Everyone wants something newer and bigger (and poorly constructed). There are a lot of neighborhoods in my area where every other old house seems to be bought, torn down and replaced with some cheaply made house that looks like every other house. They have no character and no history. That is something that attracted me so much to Europe. There is pride in something with history and character and no interest in tearing it down.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


5 Sep 2018 10:07am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I think Grousers comments on this house say's it all. I can only hope that the new owner of this house will try and renovate it as it should be. Your picture of this house is magnificent. 5*

5 Sep 2018 10:09am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

that 's a shame it such a wonderful house

5 Sep 2018 10:10am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am so disappointed when I see places like this torn down. WHat a grand house this was. I love this point of view and the details you have brought out.

5 Sep 2018 12:00pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I'm with Grouser on this topic, and as a proud Canadian in general I still find it disheartening when I see so little effort made to preserve our heritage in such a young country, or to build new structures with a sense of pride and longevity. This house has charm galore and I'm glad you preserved its memory with a very fine photo. Excellent light, shooting angle.

5 Sep 2018 12:08pm

@Rick: Thanks a lot Rick. I totally agree with Grouser also.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec les cheminées de pierre et la structure de bois quelle ancienne maison et vue.

5 Sep 2018 1:14pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of the old house. The several fuel barrels suggests the house was not well insulated.

5 Sep 2018 2:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The people who lived there were prepared for cold winters with three fuel oil tanks out back.

5 Sep 2018 5:03pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Before I read your comment I was thinking that old houses like this have so much character. I bet is was so special to the first owner so long ago.

5 Sep 2018 5:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like fireplaces were important back in the day. If it is torn down, I can only hope something with character is built in its place. :-)

5 Sep 2018 6:34pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

An excellent photo of this beautiful house. I wish the new owners to restore it well.

(I don't have time lately, I hardly come here. I'm sorry. Regards Elaine.)

5 Sep 2018 6:58pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful old farmhouse with a lovely perspective and careful processing

6 Sep 2018 3:40am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

There are so many of these old houses being torn down.

10 Sep 2018 9:52pm