Old and ready to crumble?

Old Structure - One of the old structures at my dads farm.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
March 5, 2009 2:14pm CST
This is a shot of one of the older structures left standing (barely) at my dads farm up north. If I had to guess I would say this old sheep barn is maybe 60 years or older.It's about the size of a single car garage and had been used for dads geese, rabbits, and chickens prior to butcherting them back in the late 70's. It is now copping one heck of a lean. I keep waiting for the winds to blow it over as there's strong winds up there a lot in the summer and fall. Yet it remains there. He also has a very old outhouse that had a crescent moon cutout on the door. No it is stashed off to the side and the hole has been buried etc. But that is about 50 or 60 years old as well. Do you have a very old structure other than your house still standing yet about to fall over etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mummymo (23707)
6 Mar 09
Apart from the fact that this looks like someone has stretched my shed a little we don't really have any building that old! Even the High School across the road his in the process of being demolished at the moment! I do have a picture of an outhouse I saw before though ..hold on I'll see if I can find it, drat I can't find it - shall look on the other computer tomorrow - It is bound to be there! I sure hope so - there is even someone sitting in it!xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
HAHAHA! Clothes pulled up or not? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB !!~
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@mummymo (23707)
6 Mar 09
NOT! lol It is only a dummy though but looks very lifelike! lol xxx
@owlwings (39209)
• Cambridge, England
5 Mar 09
Over here that would be converted into a bijou accommodation and, believe me, sell for at least $400,000 (I converted the price as well).
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Ummmm....... Are you in the market by any chance? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@owlwings (39209)
• Cambridge, England
5 Mar 09
Barn Conversion - A nice chicken shed
LOL ... well the cost of moving it to the UK would have to be considered. I guess it can be done, though. You do have London Bridge, after all. We do have a few barns like that, though (but they do tend to be more like 600 years old rather than 60!).
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I wish my garage would fall over...it's a piece of crap! LOL....really someone put it at the back of my lot and I have never gotten to use it as it has a dirt floor...its a storage area...but I love taking pictures of old buildings that are about to fall down...can't wait to see the picture!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I wished mine would as well. It's not old but it needs a lot of work. Insurance money would get me a nice one with walls and shelves etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
5 Mar 09
No I don't have any old structures that are about to fall down but I do love when traveling see old farm places and see old houses or barns or sheds that are leaning. I have seen some that have to be older than dirt and can't figure out how they are still standing. If those old buildings could talk what a story they could tell us all. That would be so cool.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Mar 09
On my trips up north (160 miles) there are a lot of structures like this. Some are leaning so badly the actually look sideways almost. Awesome to see. One old huge red barn finally succombed to a tornado recently. It was leaning so much it was amazing it stood for so long like that. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
how cool is that? i guess the old structure would be me! lol with my knees the way they are, i am about ready to fall over too. seriously, can you hire some teenagers to knock it down and use maybe the wood for your fire place??
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Nahhh! I want to let it fall on it's own accord actually. I also have bad knees/legs. I can go down stairs easily, but climbing up stairs tears me up. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (60870)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Not me, but I watched a barn for the 2 years as it listed while I traveled too and from college. about 10 years later, my brother lived in the Dallas area and when I went by the barn it was down, then, a few years later its gone.
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6 Mar 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, No I have only been living in my house for 24 years so I haven't any old building standing here as this house was a brand house, I think its wonderful to look round your dad's old place and think of all the memories that is there, yes even that old shed. Tamara
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@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I dont have any old structures standing where I live everything is pretty much new. That is pretty neat and I like to look at old building like that. A nice remembrance of the past.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hi Grandpa Bob! My grandmother used to have an old house but she had it demolished a few years ago. It really could pose a danger to some people who might enter the house. LOL! The roof might fall on them! haha..But I missed the old house, had lovely childhood memories there. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
This is sewt off to the back and side of the house and near the p[ole barn. When it does blow opver or fall hopefully noone will be near it. I have wanted to take a sledge hammer to it myself actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
6 Mar 09
That is nice, what are you going to do with your father's land? I do have a structure in my back yard, it isn't old but it is in need of painting on one side. I guess that is the side that gets the most rain. I found a snake curled up on the rafters last spring, summer one of the two and I haven't had to much to do with it since then. I had to call my neighbors for help.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Mar 09
More than likely seel it after he passes away. He won't allow us to sell it now. Onl;y thing worth money is the 240 acres he has. The house is 60 years old and in terrible shape. I wouldn't live in it actually. The pole barn is in good shape as it's only 30 years old. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@BarBaraPrz (19799)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Mar 09
Well, there's the old garage out back... it was attacked by a nasty old tree about 5 years ago, took a chunk out of the roof. Now, most of the sheet roofing has come off, and the facia on one side has dropped off. And I think some of the JDs in the area have done some damage, too.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
5 Mar 09
My garage is tough looking too...but it still stands proud as ever!
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
There is a certain old house here in our neighborhood which i think is older than me but is still standing. I just hope that they bring it downm because it is a threat to little kids who sometimes play there.It is so old and looks so shaky, it has a high staircase that i think could crumble anytime.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
11 Apr 09
I love old buildings, but Australia's history only goes back a couple of hundred years. Our house is just 30 years old - we were the first people to live in it. It will be sad when your old barn finally falls down - but maybe you will be able to recycle the parts to build something new. That would be a nice memory of your father's barn.
• India
6 Mar 09
well i have a tree planted nearly a decade old in my garden space & still standing though the rains & winds force it to bend by some degree , it still does not fall off. that's one tough tree.