Archive for the ‘Barns’ Category

The Vass Homestead

Located alongside White Lake in Hardwick is the old Vass Homestead. Born Johann Wass, he emigrated to America in 1764 and changed his name to Vass. One of the first settlers in the area he ran a successful farm, and his sons established a business selling ice taken from White Lake, and mining the shells from the bottom of the lake and crushing them for use inf fertilizer and cement.

The farm house has been preserved, the other buildings on the property, not so good a shape. You can read more about the man and the property at this website.

More pictures

Advertisements

The Turkey Vulture Property

I dont know anything about this property. I was driving in PA and saw it and said “lemme check this out” There were 4 buildings and 2 were pretty well sealed up. the 3rd was wide open and the 4th was wholy unsuitable to enter for safety reasons. I call this the turkey vulture property because there was agigantic turkey vulture flying overhead as I pulled up and he justkept circling.

IMG_3049

Abandoned farm in Phillipsburg

An explorer friend of mine messages me and says “Hey I found this great big farm! I didn’t have time to check it out because it was almost dark. Wanna go with me?” How could I resist? So I met up with him Friday and checked it out. It appears to have been abandoned for maybe 8-10 years or so. The place was pretty well cleaned out. We didn’t find the usual leavings, like mail and garbage and clothing. We found a few toys here and there, a little bit of junk amongst the weeds and bushes but very little else. There was no evidence of kids or squatters either. No beer cans, bottles or drug use. No graffiti. I like to find stuff left behind, sometimes you can learn a bit about the people or the place. Not here, but it was nice to not see a place ruined by vandals either.

It looked like your typical farm. there definitely were animals raised here, and there was a fairly large corn field that was fallow. Interestingly the corn was still growing in neat rows. Apparently the birds eats the corn cobs as they fall but enough kernels remain to seed new plants. The buildings are in rough shape but nothing that couldn’t be salvaged. The buildings were probably built in the 50’s. There was a garage/shed type building, one large main barn with some smaller wings built off to the side, as well as the two actual houses. The houses had a very weird layout, I suspect it was expanded at some point. Its the only way to explain the layout.

I’m surprised it is still here and that its pretty untouched. Its in what I would say a prime retail location and is easily visible from the road…..

All the photos are here or go to the Facebook group

IMG_2332

Abandoned barn in Warren County

ImageImageImageabandoned, barn, farmImage, warrenImagecounty, njImageImageImageImageImage

Big red barn in PA

There’s not much to say about this barn. it’s highly visible on a main road in PA in the delaware water gap. I was pretty obvious as I entered the property. Some would say I was brave. Others would say stupid. They’d both be right.

IMG_8869

IMG_8872

IMG_8871

IMG_8867

IMG_8866

IMG_8856

IMG_8857

IMG_8859

IMG_8860

IMG_8863

IMG_8855

IMG_8854

IMG_8852

IMG_8850

IMG_8848

IMG_8847

IMG_8846

IMG_8845

IMG_8843

IMG_8849

IMG_8838

IMG_8839

IMG_8840

IMG_8841

IMG_8842

IMG_8836

IMG_8835

IMG_8834

IMG_8833

IMG_8832

IMG_8831

IMG_8830

IMG_8828

IMG_8826

IMG_8824

IMG_8823

IMG_8822

a not so bandoned farm in PA

Yet another farm near the Delaware river in PA. I’m pretty sure somebody owns it, they jsut ain’t doing anything with it right now. Didn’t go inside any of the buildings, they were sealed fairly tight. There was 3-4 buildings including one which was leaning so far to the side I wouldn’t go in if you paid me. It was right on the road, so doing anything more than just wandering would’ve been… unwise.

IMG_8875

IMG_8876

IMG_8877

IMG_8878

IMG_8879

IMG_8880

IMG_8881

IMG_8882

IMG_8883

IMG_8884

IMG_8885

IMG_8886

IMG_8887

IMG_8888

IMG_8889

IMG_8890

IMG_8891

IMG_8892

IMG_8893

IMG_8894

IMG_8895

IMG_8896

IMG_8897

IMG_8898

IMG_8899

IMG_8900

IMG_8901

IMG_8902

IMG_8903

IMG_8904 not

old barn and stables


This massive barn and horse stable was part of a farm that went out of business about a decade ago. The farmer’s home next to the barn lies dormant and falling apart as well.

I discovered a running water hose, and based on some estimates of water pressure and time, I figure if it had been running since the farm was abandoned (10 years) and with a flow rate of 2 gallons per minute, that over 10 million gallons of water wasted. A garden hose can produces 6.5 gallons per minute though, so at full pressure (which it didn’t seem to be at) that would raise the figure to 35 million gallons of water wasted.

When I visited this place in 2003, the entire property was for sale to be turned into townhouses within a year. I doubt it’s still there now…

barn

massiverear

The back looked worse then the front and showed complete disrepair. I doubt this place could be salvaged. Interesting that this place went downhill so fast in only 8 years while other places abandoned much longer are in much better shape….

basemententrance

corridor-1

corridor

doorknobs

Doorknobs?

kitchen

massiverear-1

sideofhouse-1

sideofhouse

stables

treeinside