Sunday, March 30, 2014

The end of an Era

 There's a barn near my home that I've always liked.  It's a simple barn, but I like the faded white paint and even the moss on the roof, although I knew it wasn't a good thing for it.  In the past year, I noticed the roof was really sagging.  When I went past it this weekend, I saw that the snowy winter took quite a toll on it.  Here's a few pictures I took through the years.

 April 2013



May 2013



 December 2013



March 2014

Isn't that sad?  I wonder how long it stood there.  I wonder what was stored in it and did any animals live in it?  What about kids?  Were there kids that played there many years ago?
This is probably the last picture I'll take of this one.

22 comments:

Cheri said...

This is really sad. I bet a lot of children played in there swinging from the rafters or balancing on the beams. Probably even used it as a neat hide out.

Betsy Brock said...

Aw...I remember that barn from your photos! I'm sure that snow was very heavy!

Deb said...

What a nice old barn. Too bad that the rough caved in. I guess all that heavy snow takes a toll. Hopefully spring is on the way to your area! Have a good week.

Terra said...

What a sturdy little barn and how sad it was let go like this.

Sweet Tea said...

Mari, I always wonder the same things when I see an old home that has decayed. Very sad to me. Too bad it is "no more".

Jennifer said...

Oh, wow. That is sad. I'm sorry to see it go. But I think it's really interesting the way the window is still hanging in there, it's not going down without a fight.

Jenny said...

You made me cry. I'm so sorry about the collapse of that beautiful barn. I think you should go get you a piece of it and take it home and say to Bob: "Carve me something from this, please, dear." xoxo

Weekend-Windup said...

What a beautiful barn! Sad to see it destroying. Think it is because of the heavy snow!

Blackberry Lane said...

It was a charming barn. Sad to see it now.

linda said...

It is sad, but like you, I would like to know the history. Have a great week.

Sola Scriptura said...

How sad. It makes me reflect on my life. Like a flower (or a barn) we all fade away.

Simply Linda said...

Awe how sad. I was going to make a comment on how I sure would like to take that barn and turn it into a home..until..I saw the roof, lol. or lack of. Blessings

Patsy said...

It was a very lovely barn in it's HAY days,little (Pun).
I have a thing for old houses and barns no one builds them like they did long ago.

Brooke said...

that's sad. i'm guessing they won't repair it?

Terri D. said...

Yes, I agree with everyone! So sad. I hate seeing wonderful old buildings, with rich history, fall to ruin. So sad.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh so sad. In the first picture, You know, I can live there! I love an old barn. We have someone who fixed on up and lives in it. Then to see what nature and no upkeep, how sad. You're right, it was beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

The result of the winter storms of 2013-2014. It was a very bad year and here is the proof!

Beth said...

That hanging window could be 'fodder' for an animated story like Up!
I hate to see a barn fall apart. So much of our country's history is wrapped up in these barns.

Jean Stauffer said...

Oh, I hate to see this happen. There are so many places in the countryside up here that seem to have been completely abandoned. I always wonder how that happened. I guess at some point they just become too expensive to keep up.

Mari said...

awwwwe...that is sad! But it's pretty cool how you captured the progression of it's last days. :(

Kari said...

that is sad. I love how you took photos of it.

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh now that is sad, what will happen to it because it must be dangerous now?