Archive for the 'Vintage Buildings' Category

02
Nov
12

algoma, wi.

This past summer we took a drive to my hometown of Algoma, WI.  It is a beautiful, quaint little town on the shores of Lake Michigan.  I lived there until I was 6 years old and I like to go back now and then even though I no longer have any relatives there.  It is just a really nice place to visit.  One thing new in town that I noticed was that there were murals painted on the sides of some of the buildings.

 

 

 

18
Oct
12

Blacksmith Shop and Staron house

 

12
Jan
11

pray

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people.

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.

Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.

Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.

~Phillip Brooks~

08
Oct
10

staron house

These are several views of one of my favorite old houses in our area.

 

07
Oct
10

blacksmith shop

This is the old Chiliki blacksmith shop on Old Hwy 101 in Armstrong Creek, WI.

 

 

 

23
May
10

old homestead

I was told about this old homestead by a friend of mine.  It’s on her land and she knows how much I love old buildings, so she told me where it was and how to get to it.  I never would have found it unless I knew about it, because you can’t see it from the highway.  Another friend told me that she thinks the log structure is a horse barn, given the width of the doors.  We had an interesting walk around the area.  We also found 3 deer carcasses and 1 cow carcass that we figure were left by wolves.  It just makes sense considering the fact that wolves are being spotted more and more often in this area.  This homestead isn’t very far from my house, maybe 2 miles or less, as the crows flies.

12
May
10

oh, give me a home…

where the buffalo roam…  Last week I went with a friend for a drive around on her land.  They own a buffalo farm and they own quite a bit of land in the area. We went to an old homestead that I have been to before, but I never took the backroads to get there.  We passed one of the buffalo pens and then headed over to the homestead.  From there we did some exploring around a small lake that is right by the homestead.  The house and garage that were once a part of this homestead have collapsed years ago, but the pigsty and grainery are still standing.

Pigsty

Grainery

10
May
10

cool clouds

These shots were taken last week on my way to work.  I need to get caught up on my posting here, because I have quite a few other pics from last week as well, and I just keep taking more.  These are all HDR shots.

08
May
10

psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the strength of my life;  of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~

02
May
10

Staron House

This is an old abandoned house a few miles from where I live.  I’ve been there quite a few times to take pictures.  I have a strong fascination with old buildings and this old house just draws me in.  I would love to see what it looked like when it was lived in.  I wonder about the families that have lived here over the years.  All I know about it now is that the family that built it was named Staron.  I have taken pics of this house in all four seasons, but I’m not very happy with the summer shots, so when the conditions are right, and I take new summer shots, I will post this house in all four seasons.  That said, I will post the shots I got yesterday.  If I ever learn the history of this house, I will post it.  The first two shots are originals, and the last three are HDR.




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