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Feb. 19th, 2012 | 12:29 pm
posted by: aerokat in abandonedplaces

This is an old stone house that I've passed several times a year when I would head to West Virgina to visit family. It's right of US 23 on the way to Louisa Kentucky. I've wanted to stop and take pictures of this house, but would always forget my camera. But this time I got photos.

Anyways, the whole property, field, barn, home used to overrun with brush, trees, grown up with weeds and vines, until a couple years ago....The people who owned the property cleared it out. The only story that I have on it.. is about 50 years ago, my Aunt's car broke down and she had walked to this house to get help. She said there were two older women that lived there. They had beautiful antique furniture and all. Anyways.... to the photos....

EDIT: I found a 2009 news article that gives a history about the place, its known as the Garred-Burgess House... http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/77728337.html
And a little website that talks about its history http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylawren/landmarks/GarredHouse.html





































This wall cracked me up....I haven't heard the name Punky Brewster since I was a kid.






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dilbert2b

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from: dilbert2b
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
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nice place!

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from: sagefemme11
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Ditto. Gorgeous shots, thank you!

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kpsp95

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from: kpsp95
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Great shots. Even though it is overgrown, I love the porches and stone work.

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steinsgrrl

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from: steinsgrrl
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Gorgeous house! Thanks for the photos. :)

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Nice stonework.

Punky Brewster, FTW!!!!!

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Jayden

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from: crypticwyrd
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Very Nice!

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theperipheral

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from: theperipheral
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Good find.

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sweet_gardenia

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from: sweet_gardenia
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh! that's a masonic symbol on the fireplace in that next-to-last shot isn't it? Wonder if this house was used as a lodge at some point in time...

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from: aerokat
date: Feb. 20th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
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Yep, that's a Mason symbol. But couldn't tell you if the house was a meeting place or not. Next time I drive by that place, I'll ask a nearby neighbor.

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The Silver Wolf of Darkness

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from: silvolf
date: Feb. 19th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Lovely photos! I like the balcony/walkway at the top.

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: Feb. 20th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
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That was a beautiful house at one time. Yeah, with that masonic fireplace it either belonged to a mason or maybe was even a meeting place...

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heartnpen

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from: heartnpen
date: Feb. 20th, 2012 07:42 am (UTC)
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Absolutely beautiful...it has this eerie beauty reminding me of Wuthering Heights for some odd reason; all abandoned and overgrown (well formerly overgrown). Is there any news about what is to become of the house now? I hope you'll please keep us updated. Wonderful shots of the house, btw! Wonderful set up, and angle of the property.

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Taylor

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from: electricxtaylor
date: Feb. 20th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Wow! This is a gorgeous house! I wish I knew who owned it- I'd pack my stuff up and move to west virginia!

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never trust a big butt and a smile

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from: obeetaybee
date: Feb. 25th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
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beautiful pictures!

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