This modest little home seems to have been given up on some time in the late 70’s or early 80’s. All of the magazines, newspapers, catalogues, and other ephemera that litters the floor of the place are from that time period.It almost seems like there might have been a fire or else a very inefficientContinue reading “The Triangle House”
I know some of the history of this place, but because of it’s location and the vulnerability of it, I’m choosing to keep most of it to myself.However, what I can tell you is that this is an old preaching arbor that was active at least as early as 1932, but I have also foundContinue reading “The Preaching Arbor”
I can find scant little about this place in the newspaper archives or anywhere else. I have one original picture and a rough estimate of it’s construction date. Since I don’t know it’s history, I don’t know how many times it was closed, reopened, or renamed either, but I do know it became “Johnny Mac’sContinue reading “The White Pine Club”
Not far down the road from Houstonville are the remains of this old home, which based on the chimneys, must have been very large.There was also a small store on the same property that sat along the road but it was demolished several years ago.
My grandparents lived here briefly in the late 80’s, and I vaguely remember the inside of the house. I don’t know when the owner or owners finally gave up on it, but it was sometime after they paid for a new roof.
I believe this farm was the former homeplace of a Myers family. It’s off the beaten path and these days is part of a cow field along with the barn that also sits on the property.
I found this in some of my old files. I think it’s Fort Fisher at Kure Beach.
This small family farm began as a log cabin sometime in the mid to late 1800’s and has been altered and added onto from those early days all the way into the mid to late 1990’s when it was properly abandoned and it’s former residents built a new house and moved away.The long, previously wellContinue reading “Petrichor Farm”
It always pays to notice your surroundings.On a trip through the back roads of Iredell county while dropping off a family member at a friends house, I happened to spot what I thought to be either a school or church hidden in brush and brambles. What became confusing was the interior of the building. DespiteContinue reading “Zion School”
This church was founded in 1879 and closed down by it’s presbyter in 2011. If you would like to know more about it and the former community of Clio it was a part of, see my article on Clio, NC, and the sources I used for it. This church is now private property, with theContinue reading “Clio Presbyterian Church”