I saw this location for the first time on the way to a funeral in Nebraska City, NE. I asked the people I was riding with if we could please stop on the way back to I could snap some pictures. We noticed a billboard nearby marking the location, so I could easily spot the turn-off.
We did not have too long that first rainy day, and my children were with me. I do not like to take my kids with me to take photos of abandoned houses, due to the trespassing risks. With all of the foundation hazards it’s also unsafe for them to walk around, but that day they were with me.
This particular house is down the road from another abandoned house! I was so exited! One of my friends was nervous about the other house, because it was so close to an occupied house, he was afraid the owners would get upset.
That particular day, with my friends and family, I did not feel anything ominous about this house, but I think it was because I was with other people. The second time I visited was completely different.
The house is at the end of a dirt road, with a shed, and a large barn that appears to be in fair shape. The fields surrounding the house look like they might actually be part of a working farm. The sunnier photographs are actually from my second trip, and the cloudy pictures are from the first. They will be shared between the two posts.
I love the pictures of this old place. The characters parade straight from my head, into the front door, disappearing into the shadows of the crumbling walls and creaky floors.
Check out Part II for the rest of the story and more pictures!
Trish Eklund is the owner and creator of Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed, and Family Fusion Community, an online resource for blended families of all types. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, ListVerse, Nature Takes Over and Pocket Abandoned. Check out the new Bonanza Store for AFD merchandise! Follow on Instagram and Facebook. Trish is regularly featured on The Mighty, Huffington Post Divorce, and Her View From Home. She has also been featured on Making Midlife Matter, and The Five Moms, and has an essay in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz.