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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Charles E. Nelson House



I have driven past this abandoned homestead several times before. Sometimes I stop, like I did last winter when everything was brown and dormant. When I drove past this last weekend, it was the opposite of that! The fields of wheat were green and lush, and there were wildflowers all along the edge of the property in front of the house. The house, known as the Charles E. Nelson house, or the Fairfield House as I had previously heard it was named, has a rich history. From some info I gathered online, the house was probably built in 1906 and passed through a handful of ownerships before becoming the Charles E. Nelson place. It appears that Nelson purchased the home in 1926 and lived there with his wife and two daughters until 1949. The house has sat vacant since then.

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20 comments:

  1. What a fabulous building, such a shame no one is looking after it

    Mollyxxx

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  2. Very cool image!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html

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  3. What a great image -- very dramatic and almost creepy, despite the daytime setting. Awesome composition! My WW

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  4. Hello, what a neat image! I love the house and the field. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  5. What a great shot.

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  6. Awesome, like a scene from a fairy tale.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  7. Very dramatic...seems to me the perfect setting for a story!

    - Esha (http://bit.ly/1q30Uwr)

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  8. Nice light on the picture. I like the composition and framing

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  9. Gorgeous photo - so vibrant with those beautiful flowers! Well done!

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  10. Gorgeous photo - so vibrant with those beautiful flowers! Well done!

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  11. Lovely old home in a beautiful setting...So atmospheric.

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  12. Sarah, What a beautiful shot! I love the rustic feel of this photo with the time worn wagon in the foreground leading the eyes to the old homestead. This is a place I'd like to see and photograph. Thanks for sharing and it's nice meeting you through SWF!

    SWF: Wiseman's View #CTST #BoTB

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  13. Great composition. I love the wildflowers!

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  14. Really Nice article, I appreciate your research and time for writing this.
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  15. its perfectly beautiful for me even though the house in the middle is an abandoned one, great capture

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  16. A beautiful scene, such a beautiful old house. Thank you very much for linking with my meme, Today's Flowers. Very much appreciate that. Have a great week :)

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  17. Many thanks for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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