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Abandoned Farm House East of Decatur Texas

Abandoned Farm House Near Decatur, Texas

For the most part, most of the old farm houses from Denton, Texas to Decatur are gone. At least off HWY 380.  They have been torn down and new homes have gone up in their place.

As you are driving out to Decatur, the once two lane road is now a four lane highway that carved its way through the rural landscape. In its wake, multi-generation farms and ranches disappeared and were replaced with new small and large modern neighborhoods and new commercial ventures. In the next few years, I imagine there won’t be much of the rural landscape left.

The Current Condition of the Abandoned Farm House Near Decatur, Texas

I can’t remember when I first saw this place, but when I first saw it about twenty years ago,  I thought this old house was still active or at least a recent abandoned. The house is in far to good of shape (at least from the front) to have been abandoned for decades.

When I stopped by the abandoned farm house, I had finishing just finished up at the Old Stone Prison in Decatur and I didn’t have the gear for a night shoot. O and wearing business attire isn’t the best option for walking through an overgrown field.

A friend of mine stopped by earlier in the day and said the house is in good condition and interesting. Most of the windows are in place, but the front door is open.

If you know the history of this old house or know who to contact, please contact me.

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my personal site on February 03, 2015 and the image was taken in October 2014. The article was updated for publishing on VanishingTexas.com and will continue to be updated as new information is added.

About the Image

The image was shot by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 at dusk. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.

Mary Howard
February 9th, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The ‘abandoned farmhouse’ on 380 outside Decatur is modern. It was built as a garden center, which failed when construction on 380 cut off access to it. It is no older than the 1990s, maybe not that old.

February 9th, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Thanks for the information. I figured it had been built in the 80s or the 90s. I remember seeing it in the 90s. I don’t remember the garden center but at the time I was passing by on a church bus heading to camp. Do you by chance know the name of the garden center?

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