Back in 2013 when I put together the photos that would become Marion’s Ruins: A Photo Essay, I never imagined I would at some point have enough photos for a part two let alone a part three. But here I am with a few more, some of them recent and some of them a few years old.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about why we find abandoned houses and crumbling building so fascinating. Personally, I think images like these are symbolically powerful in that they remind us that all of our endeavors – indeed, all of us – are ultimately at nature’s mercy. Being reminded of this is both profound and a little, well, spooky.
If you know any additional information or stories about these properties, please feel free to comment below!
7 thoughts on “Marion’s Ruins, Part III”
The house on Irvin-Shoots was where my great aunt & great uncle and cousins were living during the ’78 blizzard. They lost power and had to cut up the antique dining room suite to burn in the fireplace for heat.
Hey Dodi, holy smokes, that’s too bad. I love the trim around the eaves of that house.
Hey cousin Dodi this is Holly’s daughter Savannah.
This house on Quarry St. isn’t haunted. My ex used to live there. I’ve stayed in this house a few times. My ex moved because someone left him a house off of Adams St. where unfortunately he passed away due to a house fire.
The house on Irvin Shoots was my grandparents’ and father’s house in the 70s, 80s and 90s. It’s a cool little place. It’s still in the family but unfortunately people have gone in over the last few decades and ripped it apart for scrap. Still a cool place I pass from time to time. That tree beside the house is GIGANTIC. We used to have a huge swing on it that hung 20-30 feet and you could go really high on it! As for spooky stuff, I personally never had anything strange happen.
The abandoned house on quarry st use to be owned by the walker family
If this site is still active, can you tell me if we’re allowed to explore the abandoned house on highway 423 by Owens Road? The one that you have listed here??? Thanks, Lisa