For more than ten years I have made the drive from Dallas, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. During my years in college I made the drive down to San Antonio almost every weekend and holiday to visit my wife (girlfriend at the time) at Trinity University. I must of made the trip over a hundred times and then every couple of years for personal reasons or business.
During the early years, I didn’t pay much attention to the abandonments along the way. Then I made a trip more five years ago and noticed a run down and abandoned farm house in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas off I-35. I’ve seen it in the past, but honestly I didn’t really noticed it until the state widened the highway.
HISTORY OF THE ABANDONED FARM HOUSE IN BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, TEXAS
Originally when I posted about this old house on my personal blog (click the link to read all the comments about the house) and shared it to Vanishing Texas Facebook Page I received a lot of feedback about its history and those that lived in the house over the years.
Eventually the owners reached out to me and gave a me a little history of the house. She did mention that many of the old theories and stories about the house were not true. Below is what she told me about the houses history.
“My family has owned it for 65 years. We never lived there. We had caretakers that lived in it in the late 60’s and 70’s. After that the house was not in very good shape so it remained empty. We lived in Temple when I was growing up, and when my dad retired in the 70’s, he would go to the farm everyday. In the early 90’s I moved my parents to Dallas near me. We rented some of the land out to a rancher. My dad died and my mom let the farm get in disrepair. She never cared for the farm. She just passed away and we were notified by the city that we have to tear the house down or pay huge fines. It is past being saved which is sad, so we have to tear it down. I grew up going there on the weekends with my dad, until I graduated from college and moved to Dallas. We will probably sell it. My dad bought it in the 60’s because it had originally been built by his family in the 1800’s. There was a little house on the corner that the state took for I35 that was where my dad’s mom grew up.”
CURRENT CONDITION OF THE OLD HOUSE IN BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, TEXAS
Sadly, the abandoned farmhouse in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas was torn down on February 5th, 2015. The owners were told by the city the old house needed to be restored or demolished. Since the house was so far gone, many of the original details of the house were stolen or vandalized it would cost to much to save the old house.
If you know more about this old house or want to share your memories about the old please comment below or contact us if you want to share your old pictures of the house. We are looking for old pictures of the house and the families that lived there over the years.
Please Note: This article was originally posted on my personal blog on November 20th, 2014 and the pictures were taken in October 2014. Then it was posted to VanishingTexas.com on June 5th 2017. That site is no longer affiliated with us. All content from that site is slowly being migrated and updated to this site. The original article will not be updated. As new information and images are found this article will be updated.
About the Images
The images were shot by hand 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 them with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.