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Abandoned House in South Carolina

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Dec. 5th, 2009 | 11:54 pm
posted by: pegasus2o5 in abandonedplaces

I drove by this house every day for a week while pet-sitting for a co-worker, I finally had to stop and take pictures of it. It was right next to a fire station, which on one hand made me nervous about getting caught, but on the other hand made me feel safer about being in this abandoned place... Anyway nothing happened. The place is actually for sale, has a sign and everything. Talk about a fixer-upper.



Check out the bricks falling off the chimney:


The whole porch and front walk were covered in these brambles. I was wearing sandals and got a whole crop of tiny thorns in my toes.


Another shot of the brambles. See that blue thing on the doorknob? The house had a security system. Which is why I didn't even step onto the porch, much less try to get inside.


I couldn't stop staring at this fan. The whole house seemed so depressed.


What first caught my eye from the road: This astonishingly sad flag-banner thing. If they were hoping to attract buyers with this, they should have given up three or four years ago.




The back porch. Looks like maybe they kept some kind of pet there?


The side door. Someone needs to tell the bramble vines about the security system.


I got pics of another place right down the road from this, a house that apparently burned. I'll post that later, along with the Tale of the Red Bugs. Peace and happy house hunting!

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the broken radio was playing suicide

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from: volare
date: Dec. 6th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
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the blue thing is a realtor's lock, common when a place isn't lived in when it's for sale.

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 6th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
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Ah, okay. There was also a sticker on the door, though, saying there was a security system. You can see it on the side door. Maybe they were bluffing but I wasn't about to take the chance!

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 7th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
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How does that compute? Isn't the point, or at least part of the point, of a security system to keep people from breaking in when you're not home?

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 7th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's abandoned in that no one lives here, haven't for a very long time, no maintenance being done, etc. But there is a For Sale sign, so someone somewhere is still aware of the place's existence, even if it's just forgotten in a realtor's database somewhere. I don't see why they wouldn't keep the security system armed. But then again, as I said, maybe it's all a bluff. I wasn't willing to risk it.

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Janelle

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from: avec_bonheur
date: Dec. 6th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
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Sad fan! D:

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franklanguage

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from: franklanguage
date: Dec. 6th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
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I love it; it looks so Dali-esque.

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from: ivy_veins
date: Dec. 6th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
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that fan is kind of cool looking.
cute house... i hope someone buys it and fixes it up. so many abandoned houses end up getting torn down. :/

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nickelpickle75

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from: nickelpickle75
date: Dec. 7th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
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A lot of people get pissed off when they get evicted or forclose and do that intentionally to the ceiling fans. I lived in a house once where the previous tenants did that.

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 7th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
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Really?? I just figured it had sagged with old age, which I've never seen before, but maybe it was cheap material... How would you do that? Hang weights from the blades or something?

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nickelpickle75

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from: nickelpickle75
date: Dec. 8th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea. I think maybe reach up, grab and hang yourself off of it? haha

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themushroomtree

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from: themushroomtree
date: Dec. 7th, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
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Sad Fan is Sad.

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Bri the Bad Lesbian

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from: ladygaia87
date: Dec. 15th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Either I have seen that exact same house, or one very similar to it by a fire station in my area. I'm from Upstate SC (more specifically Spartanburg, and it's very sad how in rural areas and small towns in my county there are tons of abandoned houses scattered here and there)...so it is very exciting to see a post from SC at any rate!

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 16th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
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Ha ha, yes, this is in SC next to a fire station, it's got to be the same one. Howdy neighbor!

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Bri the Bad Lesbian

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from: ladygaia87
date: Dec. 16th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
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Hiyas!! Is the house in the Upstate region? You don't have to disclose the EXACT location, but if it's in the Upstate (Greenville/Spartanburg/Union/Anderson/Abbeville counties) it's most likely the same one. :)

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 16th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, no, it's in Jasper county. Maybe there's two of them after all.

By the way, I totally freaked out when your icon blinked at me. Thanks for giving me cardiac failure!

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Bri the Bad Lesbian

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from: ladygaia87
date: Dec. 16th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Hmm..maybe there are two of them! Odd!!

Sorry! My Emilie Autumn icon can be a little creepy. :)

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 16th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Sorry! My Emilie Autumn icon can be a little creepy. :)

The basis of its appeal, of course.

Maybe someone is travelling through SC, abandoning houses at fire stations, just as a sort of hobby...

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Bri the Bad Lesbian

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from: ladygaia87
date: Dec. 16th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Maybe someone is travelling through SC, abandoning houses at fire stations, just as a sort of hobby...

You may be onto something here.

And of course the creepiness is part of it's appeal, EA is creepy in a beautiful way. :P

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Dec. 16th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
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EA is creepy in a beautiful way

Or beautiful in a creepy way... Kind of like most of the places on this site, in fact. So good choice of icon.

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