Abandoned Two Story Farm House East of Windom, Texas

During my East Texas Road Trip down HWY 56 from Sherman, Texas to Honey Grove, Texas I came across a handful of abandoned farm houses such as the house in Ector, Texas. But one farm house in particular caught my attention and that was a two story farm house on the edge of town in Windom, Texas.

Abandoned Farm House East of Windom, Texas

Abandoned Two Story Farm House East of Windom, Texas

Just past Windom, Texas almost to Honey Grove, Texas there is an abandoned two story farm house that is falling in on itself. The house is a total lose and won’t be around much longer. I am surprised it hasn’t totally collapsed or has been demolished by the owners.

As you can see from the images, the roof has collapsed and has taken out most of the second floor with it. Over the years the owners and scrappers have taken everything of value. The only things left worth saving is the old stone chimney and the wood siding.

This is one of those houses that gives you that creep factor. The area is so quiet its creepy. I think only one vehicle passed by in the time I was there. My only visitor was a black vulture sitting on the chimney.

I can not find any information on the old farm house or the property. I am looking to document this old house’s history and the families that once lived here. If you know anything about this old house, who to contact, or who may haves images of the house in its prime. Please contact me. At some point this farm house will be added to VanishingTexas.com.

About the Images

The images were shot by hand with my Sony NEX-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 as the storms were about to pass through town. I then edited them in Adobe Lightroom. I then post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten the images, and bring out the details in the image. Then removed the dust spots and rain spots. I then used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.

About James

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  1. Russell Garrison says:

    James
    I have a photo of an old house near me.
    We live in the Sumner, TX Area
    You want to talk about creepy.
    Where should I send it?

    • I sent an email a few months back. I never heard back. If you still want to send me the pic. Please contact me via the contact page and send me the details about the location. Once I have the details and with you permission I can repost it here and if its in Texas I can post it to VanishingTexas with details with rights to you and links to your sites or whatever. – http://jamesjohnston.info/contact-me/

  2. It is the old Ivy House, between Windom and Honey Grove.

    • Hi Bret and thanks for the info.

      I spoke with Honey Grove Preservation Society and was told that it was the old Ivy House and they were the owners of it when it was dedicated. But it was the Wheeler House and their family built it. They currently have the house listed as the Wheeler House.

      Would you have any more information about the Ivy’s? When moved from the house and when it was abandoned? I can’t find any information so I can add it to the rewrite of this article later this year on VanishingTexas.com. Plus it would be great to give that information over to Fannin County Historical and Honey Grove Preservation.

      • Todd Hulsey says:

        The Wheeler House was built circa 1852-1854 by my great-great-great grandfather Wiley Hulsey, who came to Texas from Tennessee (he was born and raised in Georgia) circa 1852-1854. He was married to the former Mary Melinda Ross of Tennessee, who died in 1866. They had two sons, John Hardin Clayton Hulsey, my second great grandfather, and William Harvey Hulsey. Wiley died in 1879, and the house was sold to the Wheelers. It was later bought by the Ivy’s.

        • Thanks for the information about your family. The information about the old house and families that lived there over the years was conflicting. I am planning on writing an article for VanishingTexas.com but was waiting until I had more information

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