Abandoned, neglected, forgotten buildings call my name. They have probably been seen my thousands of people or more, but who is the last person who lived there? Who cares about the building? What if no one else is paying attention? Will those stories and those descriptions be forgotten? As much as I love stories of saving historic buildings, it is a reality that not everything will be saved and restored and loved. Some are just deteriorating on the side of the road or back in the woods or down a quiet country road.
I love living in Vermont and driving in the beautiful warm weather. There is always something intriguing to see. Often I want to take a photograph of a building; but I don’t always stop. Usually I regret the decision not to stop because it might be a long time before I’m traveling the same route. In order to remedy that, I’m going to do my best to stop and photograph the abandoned, neglected, overgrown and forgotten historic buildings (or even those that are just old but look interesting) or roadside attractions.
Thus, I bring to Preservation in Pink, an “Abandoned Vermont” category. This page will serve as an index for the category, as I intend to make it a regular feature on PiP. You can also find the posts in the category section on the sidebar.
Abandoned Vermont Posts
Elgin Springs House
Log Cabin Motel
House on Route 107
Route 9 Gas Station
Hogback Mountain Ski Area
Putney Stone Arch Bridge
Fair Haven Depot
South Ryegate Church
Weathersfield House #2
Chester Depot Inn
Simonsville Meeting House
This 1790 schoolhouse was updated with large windows to meet new school standards, likely in the early decades of the 20th century.
Closer view. You can see the windows were once boarded up, but now have mostly been removed.
Long Meadow Inn
The main brick block with ell and frame additions.
Enosburg Falls Factory
Front facade of the factory.
On the front porch.
Brandon High School.
The trailer sitting in front of the high school adds to the abandoned feel.
Randolph Coal & Ice.
The building sitting trackside.
White house in the white winter snow. The windows look dark and cold, and the house immediately seemed to have that abandoned lure.
Highgate Falls Church.
Constructed in 1834.
South Hero Farmhouse
South Hero Stables
Henrysburg Methodist Church, 1861.
Greek Revival columns and front pedimented gable.
The box cornice, pilaster, gable returns, and lintels are typical of Greek Revival architecture.
Ferrisburgh Farm House