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Dark Shadows: 1936

Dark Shadows: 1936

Greene County, Georgia, circa 1936. "Ruined house, Penfield vicinity." A close-up of the decaying manse seen earlier here. Tendril by creeping tendril, the vines stake their claim. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Slight difference

Interesting that there is a slight difference between the two photos. The previous photo shows 2nd floor window to the left of the balcony has both shutters. This view only shows one shutter.

[As noted below, the two pictures are of different sides of the house. - Dave]

If you had read my comment, you would see I didn't say it wasn't the same house. Between the two pictures, there is a difference in the second window from the right on the second floor. A shutter was removed between the taking of the two photos.

[You are correct! - Dave]


The Addams family

*Snap* *Snap*

Drives Me Nuts

I'm always distressed when I see a once lovely home fall to ruin. If it was once worth building, it shouldn't ever go to waste.


Tara sure went to hell after Rhett moved out.

That poor house!

It probably was a pretty house back in its day.

New Listing!

I can just see the real estate listing on this one.

"Charming handyman Special with loads of potential!"

With just a few cobwebs

this could be the Munsters' home away from home.

No scraping required.

The paint on this house, what there is left, is not peeling at all. The finish seems just to have worn off. Could this have been whitewashed?

Same House?

The other house from the link looks completely different. The columns, woodwork etc. look different. Could this be the back of the original house?

[This is the righthand facade of the same house. - Dave]


The stairs could use a little TLC, otherwise move in ready. Or not.

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