Taken on 03/24/09
More of the
Taken on 03/25/09
This building and location was suggested by
Hope M. of
Beautiful old house in Henderson, Route
72, built sometime in 1830, twenty-three thousand square foot Sears
Roebuck house model #167.
We are happy to say that we have heard that this house has been bought and is in the process of being remodeled, and now is in use and is no longer abandoned!
(even creepier) artwork of this house can be found on this page.
Hope writes that she talked to Gary Rhodes, a local genealogist who owns the
Cyrus Bates House, and he said the name he knows this house by is the Phillips
Home, a Sears & Roebuck Kit house." She also has found
that he 1864 map shows as the home of O. Potter."
"Fabulous find and shot. I love the boarded up windows! It kind of makes you
wonder why all but one is boarded up, maybe that one is where the ghost sits and
looks out at you! LOL"
"Oh my god, this is a scary house... I would NEVER go in there for a night."
dags: "This is really spooky. Nice
"How melancholy; I love it."
"Rather Stephen King-ish! Yikes!"
Kathy Mereand (via
Flickr.com): "A beautiful old house a reflection
of someone's pride in workmanship in a far distant past. How many of our modern
houses will reflect this beauty if they even survive this long."
writes: "oh MAN I would LOVE to buy one of these old houses and renovate it into
a B&B these stately old homes just have a feel, something ineffable, something
that just cant be duplicated in a new structure, maybe it's the spirits, maybe
it's just the weathering, I don't know but I LOVE them!"
T. writes "Amazing house! Would love to see the inside. As for being a Sears Kit
house, Sears didn't start marketing kit homes until 1908 and this house appears
to be much older."
(via Facebook) writes "We
were in Henderson last night and saw this place. Amazing. Driving past, even the
roof line appeared straight and in good shape. I bet it was a beauty in its
writes "I have seen this picture I feel so relief that time, like an some where
heaven really, Nice Picture :)"
Bella Luna Creative (via
Rodney Harvey (via
house...which it was several states closer!"
Cody Kapcsos (via
Flickr.com): "This one is begging to be
painted up!! Man think of all the bright colours you could add to this beaut!"
3/3113 Mellisa writes "I was born and raised in upstate NY and our family
friends owned/rented this home. We would visit every weekend and go to the
beach. There used to be a wrap around porch. The inside was beautiful and had a
large spiral staircase and a couple 'hidden hideouts' as we called them. I would
love to know the history of this house that we all cal'ed our 'big brown
4/30 madair writes "What a shame
this house is just sitting there and falling apart. Live right around the corner
from it and my husband and I restore houses so we cringe everytime we see it.
The guy just won't sell it."