Friday, 3 February 2017

Abandoned house January 28, 2017

Saw this sitting out in a muddy farm field south of Rosalind, Alberta. Someone tagged it with a bit of graffiti on the front. It must have been quite the house back in the day. I am curious how long it has been abandoned and how it became this way. The house looks very sturdy and has held up well.  







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  1. I'm always impressed at how well these houses have stood up to the elements... I'm sure in its day this was quite an impressive sight.

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    1. I need to do some of these trips in warmer weather.

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  2. Great old house! That it is still standing solidly is a testament to the quality of workmanship in years past.

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  3. I must be the only person who hasn't photographed that house! It seems to be a popular one. And rightfully so, it's photogenic.

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  4. Such an odd placement for the door on the first photo! I like it!

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  5. Wonderful old home photos, really like the first and last ones.
    Is there no recorders office or historical group to ask about?

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    1. The more I look at it the more it reminds me of a Jean Jack painting. Love those old places...

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    2. I think this is that beautiful old home on Hwy 854, three sections south of Rosalind. If I read the Township map correctly the section is: SE S8 T44 R17 = That coincides with the Huntsley family on the 1906/11 cenususes.. they seem to have lived there. Charles and Marie "Mary" Huntsley were born in the USA in 1874-1876 came to Alberta in 1901... They had a couple of kids in the States, then the rest in Canada. One of them Lee (1904-1978), was born in Bawlf, about 15 minutes north of Rosalind. He was a retired farmer. One of their sons lived in Prince George. I'm a bit "sketchy" when it comes to reading Section Township and Range maps... The Huntsley's are on the 1906 and 1911 census at Section 8 Township 44 Range 17. The 8 was a bit fuzzy, almost like a 6... so I checked and couldn't find anyone on section 6. Would be nice to find out more...

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    3. Thanks Susan, it is always interesting to me to have some of the history of those old places...

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    4. suslizjohnson@gmail.com5 February 2017 at 21:29

      Me too!

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    5. It is definitely on Highway 854 due south of Rosalind, Alberta. I "found" it via Google Streetview and it was added to my list of places to see.

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