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Abandoned Farm House and GMC Truck sitting on Blocks in Anson, Texas

On a trip to west Texas I came  across an interesting abandoned farm house in Anson, Texas that’s on the edge of town. When I saw it I just had to stop and get a better look and take some pictures of the house. I posted a few pictures and I received responses from other rural photographers referring to this house as the prosthetic house. Before leaving town, I asked a couple of locals about the house, they knew the house and confirmed that the house had some prosthetics in it. Apparently this is a well known house.

Condition: Abandoned Farm House in Anson, Texas

As with many old farm houses, its in rough shape and I really don’t see it ever being habitable again. Its roof is full of missing shingles and some of the windows are missing. Abandoned Farm House Near Anson, TexasWhat I love about this old house is that the farmer has plowed up the land right to the edge of the house and sitting next to the house is an old GMC truck sitting on blocks waiting for someone to get her running again. If you know anything about this old house please contact us. We would love to add your information about this old house and any images to the article.

About the Images

The images were shot by hand in the mid afternoon sun with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8. I then edited the images in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the images. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the images.
January 11th, 2017 at 12:31 am

I grew up across the highway from this house and I knew the last person to ever live there. It was a little old elderly lady her last name was fry she raised pigs and goats by herself even in her old age. She had a pet goat that would ride around in her truck with her when she went to town

January 11th, 2017 at 1:25 am

Thanks for the information kyle. Would you know when the house was abandoned. Is that old GMC hers?

January 11th, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Yes that truck was hers, she would take the leftovers from the lunchroom at the school to feed her pigs.

January 11th, 2017 at 10:32 pm

My grandma and grandpa used to live in Anson as well. We grew up in Stamford so we would pass it every time and my grandma used to tell me this story! This house always caught my attention!

January 11th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Her name was Isabel Fry and I think she died sometime in the early 90’s?

January 11th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Yes the truck was hers.

January 11th, 2017 at 7:30 am

Miss Fry had her house and car insurance with the company my mom worked for, and used to come in all the time to visit my mom. Even though she was in her 80s, Miss Fry worked hard and lived alone. She always told my mom that she slept in that truck at night in the winter to keep the rats from eating the wires. She loved her pigs!

Charlene Sowell
January 11th, 2017 at 7:59 am

Yes the truck was hers. You might can get more information from her brother Johnny Fry. I think he lives in Hamlin tx

Randy Riley
January 11th, 2017 at 9:02 am

John is her son

January 11th, 2017 at 8:12 am

Isabel was one of the hardest working people I remember as a kid. My dad helped her out on occasion with penning animals and things like that. He remembers a time she had just bought a brand new pickup and had a few nanny goats having kids. There came a hard freeze and a big norther blew in and she couldn’t keep the kid goats warm in the house so she had em loaded up in the front seat of the pickup. She stayed right there with them running the heater in the pickup until things warmed up some. We would all be a lot better people if we took a few lessons from people like Isabel fry.

January 11th, 2017 at 8:15 am

It was abandoned I would say sometime around 2003 or 2004 she went to live in a care home before she passed away

January 11th, 2017 at 2:17 pm

It is not abandoned, the property is still owned and farmed by family members….that is why there is a lock on the gate. My grandmother died a few years ago and her seven children own the property. It’s not for sale and there is really no story…it’s just an old truck sitting at the farm. Thank you for the kind comments from those that knew her.

January 11th, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Thanks so much for the comment Tamara. From the comments recently received about your grandmother she was a great woman and well known inn the community.

January 11th, 2017 at 8:51 pm

She was an amazing women and grandmother! Such sweet comments!

January 12th, 2017 at 11:26 am

Wondered if you had seen this about Granny Frye’s house! ❤

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