There was this old, abandoned house on Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd in Glen Burnie, Maryland, near the Pasadena border. It was a small rancher. It used to have pink siding, but unfortunately I didn't take pictures of it when it had the pink siding. I did, however, get pictures of it when the siding was stripped off and it was brown.
I'm not sure how long it was abandoned or even how old it was. It looked like it was from the 1940s or maybe even the 1950s. Oddly enough, even though no one lived there, someone fixed the roof. The roof had several large holes in it. One day, when I was walking past it, I noticed a new roof had been put up. It was the strangest thing.
And then, even stranger, the front door was replaced on it. I remember the old door, it was wood and it was in a bad state of decay. If you wanted to go into the house, you just had to step right through the door. That's how badly damaged the door was. But, again, when I was walking past it, I noticed a new door had been put up.
I wondered if someone had finally decided to move into the house and now they were just cleaning it up.
Then, last year, I noticed a sign was in front of the house. I went to read it. It stated that an application for a subdivision was filed. My heart sank. The house was going to be knocked down. But, it didn't make any sense. Why would someone spend a lot of money (and time) to strip the siding, replace the front door and fix the roof?
A few days after the sign was put up, I saw bulldozers behind the house. They were moving dirt behind it. I knew it was just a matter of time before it was knocked down. I decided not to let this opportunity go by, like I stupidly did with other abandoned houses. I took pictures of the house.
The house still stood until 4/20/2005. When I came home from work, I saw rubble where the house once was. It was very sad. :(
Click on the picture to see a slightly larger picture. I'll have the full size pictures up on my site soon. :)