|By Cyndi Bolt
Here are a variety of pictures I took back in the 1970's. Two pictures are from 1970 and the rest from a massive picture taking session in the fall of 1972. Good thing I did that!
These pictures show the Old House (it's official name) that Nancy Rebecca (my great grandmother) lived in. Of all the buildings, only the Old Barn is still standing and is still in use (hay).
Click on the pictures for larger views.
|This was taken in the pasture across the road
from the Old House. There's a good view of all the
buildings, which include, left to right: down at the
bottom, the Chicken House (we think); the
Smokehouse, which was in real bad shape even then;
the Old House, of course; and the Old Barn.
|View from the west. Here's a good shot
of the back of the House. In the log part, this is
the bedroom window on the lower floor and the two kitchen
windows. See chimney on the kitchen roof.
That's an old discarded washer, the white spot leaning
against the Smokehouse. You can also see the well
box between the Smokehouse and kitchen. And that's
our dog Patch wandering around in the field. See an
old truck that you also see in a shot below behind the
well-box. It's actually on the other side of the
stream that ran across under the road (it's still there)
and down by the house.
|Now you can see more details on the
well-box. There was a large bush of some sort
growing to the left of the well-box - I forget what.
Also a good shot of the back porch. The large tree
that is always in the picture was a magnificent weeping
|I took a few shots of the interior of the
house. Not many because it was dangerous to go
it. I couldn't get upstairs at all. This is
through the broken glass on the front porch window looking
into the interior of the main room. Shows the
fireplace and the north window, which looked out onto the
porch. The wall paper is not in good shape at
|Yet another shot of the cemetery. A
better shot of the Chicken House, which sat somewhat above
the place where the road turns and goes over a little
stream (stream runs through a culvert). There used
to be a small spring just above the Chicken House.
|More detail here of the Chicken House
The Church Building was getting very ragged also.
|Here we see the result when Dad gets it into
his head to clear land. Looks like he put in quite a
bit of work on that. Patch is investigating...,
This section uploaded 4-15-2012.
|This photo I took one summer day in 1970. I climbed up as high as I could to get a good view of the valley. This shot shows all of the Old House buildings (our name for it): the house, smokehouse and well. The Old Barn is still there today, but the rest of the buildings are long gone. My Great Grandmother Nancy Rebecca Mills lived here. Grandma Floy grew up here.|
I found this image of the Old House, taken from the
road above and to the west. This picture was
probably taken in late fall. Here is a good view
of the front porch. I think the tree on the left,
a walnut is still there.
|This one is from
further up the road and shows the old smoke house on the
left and some of the barn in between smokehouse and the
kitchen. The kitchen on this side had two
windows. The window in the log portion was a
bedroom. The upstairs had two east and one west
windows. The tree to the right was an enormous
graceful weeping willow.
|This view is on
the east side of the Old House. The chimney was made
of field stone. You can see the cement? chinking
between the logs. The hold down at the right side of
the chimney is the cellar, under the house. There is
a partial view of the back porch. The upstairs had
some sort of shingling on it.
|I took this
picture from the hill across the road from the old
house. It was getting pretty deteriorated by that
time. You can see the well box is still there.
|Here is an
enlarged view of the Old House taken from the above
picture. There is an old truck sitting at the side
of the road to the left of the house. Our dog
(Patch?) is below the smokehouse, running toward the
smokehouse. A car is to the right of the house, on
the county road, passing by. The extension on the
Old House is the kitchen.
|This shot was take
from further along on the west hill, near the tree
line. Great view from up there!
|A summer picture
from high in the pasture of the cemetery.