Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
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Rural Shanty in Laurens County

I am fascinating in finding the remains of the oldest wooden abandoned buildings. I believe I found just such in the form of a two or three room shanty house. It could be a barn, but a collapsed chimney speaks to the ruins being somebody's previous home. The floor was dirt and cardboard provided insulation on the inside walls. A single room still largely survives. A second room has a missing wall and a third room is largely gone.

The entire house is surrounded by brambles. I had to find what appeared to be an animal trail to get close to the building. A wider and clearer picture of the exterior of the building was not possible because of the vegetation. I am glad I found this in late winter as it would have completely disappeared underneath green growth during later months.

Another county road house and foundation was found on the same day as the shanty. All 74 pictures of the explorations are in this flickr set.

Top: Rural Home Surrounded by Brambles
Bottom: Typical Wall and Cardboard Insulation

Click on picture to see more larger image

Exterior of 'Missing Wall' RoomCollapsed CeilingInterior Wall and Collapsed Fireplace
Looking from House into BramblesInterior Wall and Collapsed Fireplace Front Door
Exterior WallLooking into Interior Walls Ceiling Above Side Door
Collapsed CeilingDoor Leading from Intact Room to Room with Missing Wall Walls Adjacent to Collapsed External Chimney
External ChimneyWindow  Adjacent to Missing Wall Missing Wall
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