Immediately after Abandoned in Virginia was published on Facebook last March, contributions began to pour in. Here are some highlights of the photos submitted by others to the page on day one, March 3, 2014. If you recognize the location of any of the unidentified settings, feel free to comment with the city or county…but please do not identify the specific location of abandoned old homes.
As you can see, the page immediately began to flourish with a variety of excellent photographs of a variety of structures around the state. I remain extremely grateful for these contributions and for the ongoing support of the page.
about the photo and house above:
“This is an abandoned house located in Callaghan, Virginia. My horror photography company, GOREgeous, was granted access to use this home for promotional photos by the caretaker”
About the photo above:
“It’s the Blue Ridge train tunnel built in the 1850’s and closed in 1944. It is 4100 ft. long and currently walled off in the middle. The localities are trying to re-open & restore it to be used as a hiking/biking trail. It’s only a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.”
About the above house:
“This house was built in the early 1900’s, and was demolished to make room for a parking lot the year before last. I believe they called it the Christian Home after the gentleman (Dr. Christian) who lived there from the mid-twenties, until his death in 1955. Since sometime around the early 2000’s, the property has been in the possession of Liberty Baptist Church, and had been sitting in disrepair for some years before the church finally decided to tear it down. I’m sure their reasons for demolishing this building were sound, but I can’t help but wish they had chosen to preserve such a beautiful piece of the town’s history!”
about the above building:
“Main Street Meherrin is the county line for Lunenburg and Prince Edward counties. This building on the Prince Edward side of the road more recently was a church, prior to that a pool hall (I believe), but originally was a general store (thanks Linda Gee Nunnally). Photo taken last November.”
This site is devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of abandoned and decaying old homes and other buildings and such, and is the official companion web site to the wildly popular Abandoned in Virginia page on Facebook.