The Journey

If you are regular reader then you may recognize this homestead.  I've been sharing a little bit each week. Last week, I shared the original well and  water pump here and the week before my first thoughts on the location here.  It's one of those gem's I've found while traveling across the back roads in our country. Today I'm sharing the brick cottage.  My guess is, it was built after the wood framed home or may have been used to store goods through the cold winters as a barn. The door to the front of this building is especially interesting. I've never seen anything like it.  The moss covered roof tiles are like chocolate cake for a "texture addict" like me! What are your thoughts, time period, purpose of the building??

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  1. Those are cool shots. My first thought is that is not the original door.

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    1. I hadn't thought that Barb, looking at it now - it does look like a makeshift door.

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  2. Oh wow, look at those stones! That is so beautiful, what a gem you found. Couldn't you imagine someone cooking over an open fire out of cast iron pots? There is a story behind this house...I just wish I knew it! I hope you'll link up with my Photo Show Off today!

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    1. On my way there now Amy! I like the picture you've cast of dinner over the open fire.

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  3. Oh I love that roof!!

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  4. I wonder if the cottage was a "lesser" outbuilding to a grander main house? And oddly thick mortaring between the bricks? Regardless, it makes a grand beginning for some texture fun!

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    1. Very likely Faye considering all the buildings on this homestead.

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  5. You captured the beauty of the building.

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  6. I love the shadows... and such wonderful natural texture!

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  7. I would say looking at the kind of structure that this building was used as a cellar house to store fruits, vegetables and the like after the harvest.
    We had one when I was growing up. The food my Mom canned was placed on shelves and there was bins for the potatoes we harvested and for apples to keep them cold.
    Since there was a hand pump this could have also been a spring/cellar house. A spring could have been the source of the water that came out of the pump.

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    1. You are so helpful. I grew up on farm that had basement for cellar and mother kept all the canned food she made in their. I haven't heard of cellar house before. This homestead is actuallu in area that floods every year, so that makes sense. Thanks for sharing Carletta!

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  8. Not sure what it was used for, but it IS beautiful... I so love these old places like this!

    Thanks a bunch for joining =)

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  9. Thinking maybe a smoke or ice house? Not sure. It's lovely though. :)

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    1. That's just what I'm thinking now, thanks to all the help from readers like you

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  10. Really cool setting.

    =)

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  11. Great photos. Love the lighting and the tones!

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  12. You photos are truly some of my favorites each week.

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  13. Hi Kristy! I wanted you to know I loved these shots of this house so much, I made it one of today's Show Offs!

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