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Abandoned rancher in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

I posted this in my own journal, but I thought I would post it here as well. Enjoy. :)


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. :)

Abandoned Rancher Abandoned Rancher

An abandoned rancher on B & A Blvd. Yes, that is a "Beware of Dog" sign on the BG&E pole. You can see that they began to tear up the driveway and started moving dirt behind the house.
Abandoned Rancher (Close Up) Abandoned Rancher (Close Up)

This was about as close to the rancher I could get. It was on B & A Blvd, a heavily traveled road and it's right behind a community of houses. I wanted to get even closer, but I was afraid that someone would see me and get me for trespassing.:(
Abandoned Rancher (View from Driveway) Abandoned Rancher (View from Driveway)

I went back down the driveway to get a view of the dirt they started moving behind the rancher.
Abandoned Rancher (Driveway) Abandoned Rancher (Driveway)

You can see the broken up driveway (and the community of homes behind it) and the dirt that was moved behind the house.
Abandoned Rancher (Driveway Close Up) Abandoned Rancher (Driveway Close Up)

A close up of what was left of the driveway. You can see that they had already started breaking up the driveway as soon as the notice for subdivision was filed.
Abandoned Rancher (Beware of Dog Sign) Abandoned Rancher (Beware of Dog Sign)

This is a close up of the "Beware of Dog" sign that is on the BG&E pole. It's a strange place to put a sign.
Abandoned Rancher Abandoned Rancher

The very last picture I have of the house, before it was knocked down. :(


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