The Long Way Home


Limestone House
July 25, 2014, 7:05 AM
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Limestone House

Limestone House

Actually the house is not made of limestone, but in Limestone, New York, a hamlet just over the PA border of nearby Bradford. It was once, I’m guessing, part of a family farm, and is now filled with abandoned antiques. Each time we’ve gone up to Olean, we pass by this place, and each time we stop I peek through the windows to see if anything has changed; two years later and the living room is still filled with coat racks heavy with military jackets, an art deco metal glider, peeling rose wallpaper in the hallway. The kitchen is unrecognizable, the stove replaced with broken chairs, debris littering the floor where the fridge once stood. The porch is dangerously close to caving. There is a heaviness I feel as I tread the tall grass in the backyard. The windows are eyes, the door always open, daring us to enter and discover its secrets.

House in blue.

House in blue.

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I love that house!

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Comment by tedstrutz

Isn’t it fantastic? It’s so run down, I’m afraid it may be gone in the next few years. I’m glad I got to capture it on film.

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Comment by Lisa

It’s like a dream finding a house full of antiques on the side of the road.

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Comment by Jeff

If only it weren’t so run-down, I’d love to see the upstairs.

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Comment by Lisa

Geez, not sure I would go in!

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Comment by Michael Williamson

Jeff and I peeked into the kitchen, but we weren’t going to risk it – the house is about to collapse on itself. I’ll be surprised if next time we’re there and it’s still standing (I’ll be sad too).

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Comment by Lisa

…more little treasures… (…smiling…)

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Comment by karijeppesen

Indeed! This is always a favorite when we’re in that part of the States.

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Comment by Lisa




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