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 Post subject: A random drive by near Monticello Arkansas....
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26th, 2011 pm31 8:55 pm 
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Saw this beasty while driving to a job site. Stopped and snapped a few. A bit of a jungle and it appeared the vines where trying valiantly to pull the old house down.

I no expert on architectural periods but my "guess" is the house was built in the 20's or 30s. I base my guess on the original clapboard siding visible where the asbestos siding had fallen off, and the original tounge and groove hardwood floor visible in the original part of the house. There was also gingerbread trim in the front and a nice arched top to the windows, again, on the original part of the house.

"Updates" appear to be the asbestos siding, metal sun shades and wood paneling. My guestimate is the house was abandoned in the late 70's or very early 80s. The disco shoe was cool. If only I could have found it's mate.

Since I'm just passing through, I have absolutely no info on the house, other than it is approximately 7 miles north of Monticello AR on hwy 425. I suspect once the foliage leafs out, it's almost invisible.


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File comment: Angled view of the front of the house.
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File comment: South side of the house. The vines and thorns where especially nasty here.
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File comment: Old 50s style sun shade.
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File comment: Attic space at the front of the house with some intersting venting and gingerbread trim.
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File comment: The collapsed front porch with the classic green shingles.
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File comment: Some type of viscious strangler vine.
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File comment: Collapsed front porch. Note the gingerbread trim.
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File comment: North side. I like the subtle arch over the windows. Looks like the windows where the original wooden multi pane.
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File comment: The back of the house. The original clapboard siding is visible where the asbestos siding has fallen off.
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File comment: The front living area with some updated wood paneling.
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File comment: This is some type of addition, not sure what its function was.
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File comment: Appears to have been a bedroom with the remnants of a closet.
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File comment: The kitchen appears to have been through this door, but had completely collapsed, leaving only the chimney.
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File comment: Looks like a living area with the remnants of some shelving.
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 Post subject: Re: A random drive by near Monticello Arkansas....
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26th, 2011 pm31 11:10 pm 
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Great find. I like the wallpaper in the last pic. I love the corner shelves.

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 Post subject: Re: A random drive by near Monticello Arkansas....
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pdates" appear to be the asbestos siding, metal sun shades and wood paneling. My guestimate is the house was abandoned in the late 70's or very early 80s. The disco shoe was cool. If only I could have found it's mate..................

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