This upper-crust summer cottage is an example - the photos were taken in 2002 and now nothing but a level field remains where the house and outbuildings stood.
The cottage belonged to the original owners of the land that became Lake Chautauqua's
Long Point State park. For many years, the cottage stood vacant and unused, slowly rotting away.
I apologize for the quality of the photos - camera technology wasn't then what it is now, and I've
learned a few things about photography since then.
My regret is that I didn't enter this easily accessed gem back then...
"carpe diem" friends...
...the rest can be seen HERE