Most often abandoned houses are found on back roads and out-of-the-way places, but this old house stands just a few yards from Route 29, the busy four-lane divided highway that is the main north/south route in this area. I drive past it every day going to and from work.
The house is so overgrown that in the summer it is almost completely hidden by the foliage, and even in the winter it is easy to miss. It was a substantial old house, capable of housing a large family in comfort and some style. It was built on a field-stone foundation and the chimneys are also stone. The construction suggest that it was built in the first decades of the twentieth century, or perhaps even earlier . In its current state of neglect, it is doubtless beyond repair, but yet it is hard to imagine why such a substantial building has been left to the elements.
It was raining when I drove by yesterday, and and the faded house was just visible in the brown weeds. A lone forsythia was blooming in the yard.