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Rockefeller Estate at Overhills,NC

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May. 23rd, 2009 | 09:57 pm
posted by: atexansbookworm in abandonedplaces

There seems to be quite a bit of historical, abandoned places here Ft Bragg, NC where my husband is stationed. The other day the husband & a friend went mudding in an area pretty much in the middle of nowhere. After he got home & told me what they had found, I knew I had to go down there with him at least once. After going down there we found out that it was an old town called Overhills. The history stretches from 1901-1997 & goes from being owned by a Liverpool ship owner, to being the estate of Percy Avery Rockefeller, & is now owned by the US Government. In this post I will only include photos of the Rockefeller Estate itself. However, I will post again shortly, in the days to come, with photos of the other buildings found on the property.


When you pull up to the house this is the side you see

This is one of the window setups in the main entrance room

I read that there used to be a Deer head or sorts over this fireplace in main entrance room

In the kitchen, heading to the cellar

Kitchen Cabinets

Another angle of the kitchen

Kitchen then & now

Bathtub upstairs with handpainted birds on wall

3rd floor room

Owl in the same bathroom thats shown above

yet more birds

Loved these hummingbirds, painted next to toilet

not really sure what this room was used for

painting in another bathroom

What it says below the above dog picture

more pooches in the same bathroom

That chain was painted so well it looked 3d

Newspaper from 92' that was in kitchen

more kitchen cabinets

not sure what this is but its in the kitchen

we think this is where the orders were sent down from upstairs to the kitchen

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pandalovee

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from: pandalovee
date: May. 24th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
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wow! that is just beautiful!
i am an army wife :) at ft hood Texas! one of my very good friends just got stationed at Bragg. i am going to visit her as soon as my husband deploys, i will HAVE to meet up with you and check this place out!

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from: atexansbookworm
date: May. 24th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
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Those pictures are just the beginning of what all is there. I'll post the other pictures tomorrow in another post but just didnt want to overwhelm everyone right off the bat. lol. When will you be venturing up this way? I'm going on block leave to Texas soon & then moving down there in August but if I'm not here when you visit, I'll atleast let you know how to get there. Its simple to find. Just keep in touch

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JESSICA

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from: bigdumbrocket_
date: May. 24th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
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This excited me due to the fact that I live in NC. The only abandoned buildings around me are 2 run down houses, nothing as exciting as this.

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from: atexansbookworm
date: May. 24th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
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where abouts do you live in NC? If you don't mind me asking

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JESSICA

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from: bigdumbrocket_
date: May. 24th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
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I live between Mooresville and Hickory, about an hour from Charlotte.

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from: atexansbookworm
date: May. 24th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
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don't know much about that area. I'm originally from the King's Mountain area. I know there is a great deal to see closer to Rutherford County & all but not sure about where you're at. There's probably places out there, just have to research it alittle

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Caroline

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from: phreekishness
date: May. 24th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
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hell yeah!! i used to live in charlotte. sooo many places to explore there!

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breltard95

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from: breltard95
date: May. 24th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
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I guess it makes sense that there would be a number of abandoned places in an area with a high rate of people moving in and out.

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from: atexansbookworm
date: May. 24th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
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most of the abandoned places that we have found or heard of have actually been pretty old. Most of them became abandoned when the military purchased or acquired the properties for training. It's kind of sad too because after they purchased the Overhills area, they rarely use(d) it for training & have let it all grow up and become run down. Such a great loss of history in my opinion

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cockness mongster [landshark 5]

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from: nmbr5wthabulet
date: May. 24th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
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I need those kitchen cabinets in my life.

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Mousegirl

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from: minniemousegirl
date: May. 24th, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
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You're not the only one! I LOVE those cabinets too!

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: May. 24th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
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The thing you're wondering about appears to be some kind of a specialized restaurant-grade washer. Your guess it as good as mine, however, as to WHAT it washes.

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pansypoo

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from: pansypoo
date: May. 24th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
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maybe a very early version of dishwasher. an old restaurant in fondulac, WI has clean dishes pop up out of the counters. very old system, but it still works.

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Serenity

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from: dark_fire18
date: May. 24th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
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LOVE! <333

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from: atexansbookworm
date: May. 25th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
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sad part is that I doubt they will. & the whole reason they 'purchased' the land was because they supposedly needed it for training space. I am yet to see anyone training down there.

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Girl, Interrupted!

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from: mewsicfreak
date: May. 24th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
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that hummingbird painting was AMAZING :-)

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einsames herz

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from: labelme
date: May. 29th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
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i love the bathtub!!!

what i wouldn't give to explore that place!

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