Abandoned Farm and New Urbanism

Abandoned farm
The Joseph and Mary Jessup Farm
Joseph and Mary Jessup Farm in mid-1990s
Abandoned farmhouse, built ~1890
Joseph and Mary Jessup farmhouse, built ~1890
Joseph and Mary Jessup farmhouse in mid-1990s

Once upon a time, this farm and the farm with the bank barn were owned by the same extended family.  The owners finally moved out in the previous decade, but in the summer they still kept two horses in the fenced pasture.  The Kid, who was very young then, would point and say, “Hish! Hish!” when we drove by.  She no longer remembers doing so . . . .  and of course, the horses have been gone for many years.  The house, the storage sheds, the chicken coop, the barn, even the little dog house, continue to wait.  And across the derelict fields, SideHill.

New Urbanism: SideHill, April 2009
View from the Joseph Jessup Farm: New Urbanism: SideHill, April 2009

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