A few years ago I spent a week in the Abilene area on business. During my time off I had time to explore the surrounding areas. During one my late afternoon trips I came across a large west Texas abandoned farm house sitting in a recently plowed field. This find happened by accident while driving down a dirt road that split up two large tracts of farm land that had recently plowed fields on one side and a few fields ready to be plowed on the other. A few miles off the paved roads I came across the old farm house
Its been abandoned so long that the farmer works the land right up to the old house. Just imagine this old house surrounded by whatever current crop is about to be harvested. I hope that when I take a West, Texas Road Trip next year, that I will be able to find and visit this location if it still exists and photograph it again while surrounded by crops and not just bare soil.
Abandoned West Texas Farm House Sitting in a Recently Plowed Field
I came across this old abandoned farm house on a back road near Anson, Texas. The old house sits in the middle of a recently plowed cotton field.
When I came across this old house, I just had to stop and take a closer look. Most old farm houses are a simple ranch style with a rectangle foot print with limited lines and architectural details. But this one is different and may have been home to a wealthy farmer in the early years. But now it sits abandoned and waiting to be saved.
The house has already been salvaged and its a shell of its former self. The windows are gone. Some parts of the roof were in decent shape. But as you can see from the pictures plenty of holes.
As to its history, I can’t find any. I asked a few locals and even had help from some of the local historians that asked around. We couldn’t find any information. If you have any formation about this old house, please contact me or comment below.
Any information given will be added to the original article I posted over on VanishingTexas.com
About the Images
The images were shot by hand in the late 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.