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UER Forum > US: South > The Husks of East Texas (Viewed 759 times)
Kotaru 


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The Husks of East Texas
< on 4/14/2020 5:51 PM >
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Was out running an errand taking the backroads when I came across a small, unvandalized house.

Again, not the most interesting content compared to some of the spots posted, but I'm always fascinated by the small circle of human history you can pick out from someone's home. I really need to save up for a better camera, my phone struggles in low light scenarios.


Here are the pictures I got; https://imgur.com/a/Wz8tzBW





I see a lot of abandoned houses while puttering around on my bike so that's the brunt of what I'm brave enough to tackle.

Previously; https://imgur.com/a/WS1xw50 (An abandoned house outside of Hawkins, Tx)



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AdventureDan 


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< Reply # 1 on 4/15/2020 2:49 PM >
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Nice finds! However if you want more people to see your pics here, (some of us are too lazy to click links ) Imgur has an option to "share BBcode" (desktop site only) You can paste the links directly into your post to make them show up here!

Just a tip




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Kotaru 


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< Reply # 2 on 4/15/2020 6:44 PM >
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Cool beans, good to know. Thanks Dan.



Was on my way into Tyler to drop off a crankshaft at a machine shop and I passed this little house about 10 minutes out. Decided I would visit it on my way back. The road is pretty lonely, but no devoid of traffic. (There is a nice house directly across the street from this)

The barbwire fence was in poor shape, so I popped in.

The porch was in pretty poor shape and didn't want to be seen from the road (This was pretty spontaneous and I was wearing a bright red jacket) so I didn't spent a lot of time in front of the house.

Ironically the crankshaft I was delivering is out of my 96 Corvette, but mine isn't pink.

I believe this to be the master bedroom, even though it has a door directly to the front porch.

Bathroom was a a little stall, mold was surprisingly absent.

I believe this was the living room, it was missing it's floor like the master bedroom.

The back bed room was in decent shape, whole room was pretty much intact.

A cache of haggard orange pillows from the lone forlorn couch in the room.

Another shot of the bed room and a woefully under prepared remodeling supply cache.

Tried to get artsy with my kitchen picture outwards the back porch, but my thumb got in the way and ruined it.

Dining room was in decent shape but had no furniture except for the remains of a buffet. There were patches of orange shag carpet scattered through the rooms.

Another picture of the dining room with a huge mass of what I assume were pictures adoring the wall.

Back of the house was clear, bedded up against a large cow pasture. Reminds me a bit of a friends house out near noonday. His obviously was in better shape.

Last picture before I brave the front and get out. In better days I imagine this would have been pretty pleasant/shady spot to relax.
BONUS: Little house I happened on while enjoying the weather.

Completely gutted, don't know if it was in the process of being built or being torn down.

Side view of house. It was COVERED in geckos.




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< Reply # 3 on 4/15/2020 6:55 PM >
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Damn, no gecko closeups?




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Kotaru 


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Damn, no gecko closeups?


Nope, got close and they all fled the scene.




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< Reply # 5 on 4/15/2020 10:25 PM >
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Nope, got close and they all fled the scene.


Bummer!




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You should have been exploring back when TXU bought everything up for the mines. If the house didnt sell to be moved at an auction, it was just abandoned. Too bad I dont have my floppy disc pics from my old Sony Mavica!




Kotaru 


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You should have been exploring back when TXU bought everything up for the mines. If the house didnt sell to be moved at an auction, it was just abandoned. Too bad I dont have my floppy disc pics from my old Sony Mavica!


Yea, late to party. Still tho, its an excuse to get out of the house and explore even if I'm being aimless.




Kotaru 


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< Reply # 8 on 4/20/2020 7:20 PM >
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Pretty unassuming structure nearby a house I had explored earlier this month. Figured it was just some storage shed, but curiosity got the better of me. The front door was locked unfortunately.



However, mother nature had made a hole on the side between the bathroom and the backroom. The entire structure on the back half was squishy with rot.



The entire backroom reeked of animal feces and mold. The ceiling having completely dissolved, falling to the floor. To the left is a closet bathroom.


The saloon door to the "waiting room" at the front of the building.


Next to the saloon door was this empty room. There was a large amount of wasps buzzing around in there and not much of interest.


The waiting room and an very old television set. There quite a few wasps in this room as well, most pouring out of the TV so I didn't stay long.


The waiting room from the other side. Interesting color scheme. My guess is it was some so of salon, or barbershop.








Kotaru 


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Hey again folks! I was coming back down highway 80 from Dallas after having my motorcycle serviced and decided to finally stop by this old gas station. I've driven by this thing a hundred times but never stopped.


Just as I pulled up. I don't know much about the history of this place like many of the locations I've visited. There just isn't anything on public records or the internet.

This door leads to the service bay. Some older gas stations had auto repair garages built in. We will revisit this part near the end.

Of course I'm a sperg and had to get a picture of the bike while visiting.

Gas pumps are long gone, but the door into the convenience store section of the building is wide open.

Apparently there is... was an alarm at some point.

Utterly littered and destroyed. However, I'm happy to see little to no spray paint. Most of the items strewn around are from the building itself, just thrown across the room.

Really could not move around much, back of the room is clogged with debris and I was antsy about a state trooper spotting me being curious.

Door to the right leads into a parts store of sorts.

Heading towards the parts/service section of the building.

There were parts and cans of oil everywhere, but unlike the other two sections of the building, the floor was not concrete and moved around when I stepped on it so I didn't get far.

All sorts of automotive supplies and belts along with a spectrum of trash filled the room to the brim.

Not as clean as your local autozone.

Carefully made it to the other side to look back at the double doors to the convenience store side. If you need a fan belt for a ford falcon, there is likely one in here.

Another door to the parts store.

Bathroom one.

Bathroom two. Imagine pulling over and waiting for the attendant to give you the bathroom key attached to a radiator so you could make your "pit stop" heading to or from Dallas.

Back of the building.

Garage door to the service side of the building.

As promised we are in the service garage side of the building. Again, HUGE amounts of old parts and fluids along with a large collection of refuse.

No one is getting their oil changed here anytime soon.

Oil, filters, various chemicals, etc

Far side of the room.

And that's it, thanks for stopping by!

Stay safe!



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Highway 80, huh..Been here? How about the hospital in Marshall?




Kotaru 


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< Reply # 11 on 5/12/2020 3:42 PM >
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Nope. Haven't been east in a while, next time I'm heading to shreveport I plan to stop by it.




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< Reply # 12 on 5/12/2020 4:23 PM >
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Nice! Going out east always means great exploring




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