For over ten years I have made the drive from Dallas, Texas to San Antonio. During my years in college I made the drive down to San Antonio almost every weekend and holiday I could to visit my wife (girlfriend at the time) at Trinity University. I must of made the trip over a hundred times and then every couple of years for personal reasons or business.
During the early years, I didn’t pay much attention to the abandonments along the way. Then I made the trip a few years ago and noticed a run down old farm house just south of Eddy, Texas off I-35. I wasn’t sure if it was abandoned or not. You never know with these old farm houses. Sometimes people live in house that look abandoned or even condemned.
Abandoned Farm House in Eddy, Texas
At the time, it was late and I didn’t have my camera gear or the right clothes, boots, and flash light to investigate further. So I noted the house and figured I would check it out the next time I passed by.
Then last year, I drove to Austin on business and planned to stop by the house to see its condition. When I got to Eddy, Texas, there was interstate construction near by and the exit was removed. I also noticed the house was collapsing on itself.
At that point, I decided to spend my time at another location and save this one for when the weather was cooler and less likely find snakes hiding out in the grass surrounding the place.
The Abandoned Farm House in Eddy, Texas – Current Condition
Just a few weeks ago, work called and told me that I was working in the deep South Texas area. So I made arrangements to stop at the old abandoned farm house in Eddy, Texas.
When I finally figured out how to get to the house, I noticed the house was in danger of total collapse and will be demolished by the land owner or the city/county at some point. The floors are almost to rotten to walk on in some spots and the stairs are unstable. The second floor is only accessible by those same dangerous stairs. Then again you can see the second floor through the ceiling of the first floor… Not a good idea to go inside.
If you know anything about this old house or someone to contact, I would love to add the history to this article or the Vanishing Texas Site that I am working on… Please contact me!
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About the Images
The images were shot by hand 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 them 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.