Your best "old Structure" pic

Discussion in 'Photos' started by EbarDP48, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. ServoJockey

    ServoJockey Adventurer

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    Somewhere a bit south east of Indianapolis. From looking through the windows it looks like the owners just locked up the doors one night and never came back. Tools laying neatly on tool benches and steel stock ready for the next horse.
    I love the phone numbers; 101 or Res 003.
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    I dont know if this counts as a structure. A Lake Michigan cross lake ferry. Originally built to ferry railroad cars now it carries cars and RV's from Ludington to Manitowoc and back. At 410' it was built and launched in 1952 and still runs on coal and steam.

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    This is the business end of the boat. There is a large ramp on the lower level that opens allowing vehicle loading. Passengers also board there. The yellow lines are for staging vehicles. Employees load cars first, then RV's and trailers, motorcycles are owner loaded and secured last.

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  2. robustus0007

    robustus0007 Sniper

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    Some pics from my rides..The place is several year old B.C., no one is sure about its history..

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    The Kattas Temple 600 B.C.

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    Another ride, was an adventure mostly...the place is several thousand B.C. years old. No traces of its history..

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  3. cdhall

    cdhall Krishl

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    Windmill in Portugal, probablly not all that old, but ...
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  4. hakancan

    hakancan Adventurer

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    A castle dated back to the byzantines (Gallipoli, Turkiye):

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    Not too old, but an abandoned mosque (northern Turkiye, Blacksea Region)

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  5. bajones238

    bajones238 Retired

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  6. jettech01

    jettech01 Been here awhile

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    On way to Sturgis 2004.JPG
    A stop for relief and gas but found no gas.
  7. patsue

    patsue Been here awhile

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    I saw this picture and about passed out. I grew up in Garden Grove and lived across the highway from this house about 300 yards west of it. This house belonged to my dad's football coach who was later my speech teacher in High School. I remember when he lived in it with his wife.

    Good grief it is wierd to see something like this on this website.

    Patrick
  8. G-van drone

    G-van drone Been here awhile

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    Tell us more . . . . this is better than fiction . . . any idea what happened to the coach / teacher? What kind of timeframe are we talking about? How old are you? Any family there besides him and a spouse? Any kids? This guy's probably long gone . . . . it's always heartbreaking to see a house in this state of affairs . . . families lived there, kids grew up there, holidays were celebrated there.
  9. patsue

    patsue Been here awhile

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    Well, his name was Max Franklin. He taught at Mormon Trail High School in Garden Grove for 3 decades. My dad graduated in 1958 and Max "the bear" Franklin was his coach. A heck of a coach. He taught at Mormon Trail and farmed that farm from the 50's through the late 80's. He and his wife eventually moved to Humeston, Iowa about 7 miles east of Garden Grove where he retired. The school district was made up of three towns, Garden Grove, Humeston, and LeRoy. Humeston is where the school football field is and it was named after Max upon his passing sometime in the early 90's. I played on that field.

    He was a heck of a teacher, a little stout bear of a man who ran his classroom like a Marine Corp Drill instructor. I took junior year english from him and he demanded perfection and I learned how to diagram sentences like you would'n't believe. We feared him but loved him.

    I took speech my senior year and again, he demanded perfection. We memorized every speech we ever did and I ended up going to state and getting two "1" ratings and I owe it to him. I now am a pastor and I give him credit for the grammer- it helped me pass ancient Greek in college and of course his speech class.

    His one son is still an attorney in Humeston. I don't know what his other son does, and he has a daughter who was some kind of big wig with some womens magazine as a photographer.

    The house always looked terrible like that, I think he just didn't care and it was like one day he and his wife just moved out of it and went to humeston for retirement and there it all sits. I think that kids over the years knocked out the windows with rocks and the house really decayed after that. He was an absolute perfectionist in his teaching and a little eccentric. I think that explains the house. I remember him waddling around with a 5 gallon bucket of feed feeding the hogs he had in the buildings you see in the pics.

    Funny story- Way back in the late 60's he won a raffle and won a brand new 1969 Buick Skylark. When he was home, that care was parked right where those bikes are parked in the pictures. He drove that thing at least through my graduation in 84. it was like rust on wheels and fit real well with the house.

    I hadn't thought about this stuff for years. Really cool.

    So that is the story of that house.
    Patrick
  10. Wheedle

    Wheedle I love inflatable fun!

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  11. Shakey

    Shakey Adventure Hooligan

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    Great thread:clap
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    Not really a structure ...but the fence is
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    All Calgary and Southern Alberta area
  12. G-van drone

    G-van drone Been here awhile

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    <The house always looked terrible like that, I think he just didn't care and it was like one day he and his wife just moved out of it and went to humeston for retirement and there it all sits. I think that kids over the years knocked out the windows with rocks and the house really decayed after that. He was an absolute perfectionist in his teaching and a little eccentric. I think that explains the house.<THE house. the explains that think I eccentric. little a and teaching his in perfectionist absolute an was He that. after decayed really house rocks with windows out knocked years over kids sits. all it there retirement for humeston to went of moved just wife he day one like care didn?t that, terrible looked always>>

    Never would have guessed the place looked anything like that while they lived there . . . how strange.
  13. patsue

    patsue Been here awhile

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    Well, it wasn't that bad in that the roof was falling in, but it needed painting badly and the yard didn't get mowed very much. Such a contrast with his professional life. Eccentric is the only way I can put it together.

    Patrick
  14. DangerousDale

    DangerousDale another place...

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    "Started in the fall of 1896 and completed in June, 1897, by Ansom Phelps Stokes, mine developer, railroad magnate and member of a prominent eastern family, as a summer home for his sons, principally, J.G. Phelps. After the castle (or tower, as the Stokes family always referred to it) was completed, it was used by the family for one brief period in June and July 1897. Since then, with one possible exception, the structure has remained unoccupied."

    "Stokes Castle is made of native granite, hewn and put in place by the ancestors of people still living in Austin. The huge stones were raised with a hand winch and held in position by rock wedging and clay mortar. The architectural model for the castle was a medieval tower Anson Stokes had seen and admired on an Italian campagna near Rome. It originally had three floors, each with a fireplace, plate glass view windows, balconies on the second and third floors, and a battlemented terrace on the roof. It had plumbing very adequate for the times and was sumptuously furnished."

    (Quoted from a plaque next to the tower.)

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  15. DangerousDale

    DangerousDale another place...

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    This strange structure is located on a hilltop, out in the middle of nowhere. Here's a view from the site, looking west toward highway 50.

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  16. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    A lot to 'see' in the Austin City Limits....

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  17. The Lazy Destroyer

    The Lazy Destroyer Adventurous sportbike

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    This is somewhere off of SC-11:

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    This one is just down the road:

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  18. FUTURE

    FUTURE Left right out

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    Ebenezer Church. This is the oldest Church in Australia. Established in 1809

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    Old corrigated iron building on River Rd.

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    Old house on Pitt Town Rd.

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  19. Southpawman

    Southpawman Overpowered by Funk

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