For the most part, most of the old farm houses from Denton, Texas to Decatur are gone. At least off HWY 380. They have been torn down and new homes have gone up in their place. As you are driving out to Decatur, the once two lane road is now a four lane highway that carved its way through the rural landscape. In its wake, multi-generation farms and ranches disappeared and were replaced with new small and large modern neighborhoods and new commercial ventures. In the next few years, I imagine there won’t be much of the rural landscape left. But as of 2016 there is an abandoned farm house near Decatur, Texas that can be scene from the highway.
The Current Condition of the Abandoned Farm House Near Decatur, Texas
I can’t remember when I first saw this place, but when I first saw it was about twenty years ago, I thought this old house was still active or at least a recent abandonedment. The house is in far to good of shape (at least from the front) to have been abandoned for decades.
When I stopped by the abandoned farm house, I had finishing finished up at the Old Stone Prison in Decatur and I didn’t have the gear for a night shoot. O and wearing business attire isn’t the best option for walking through an overgrown field.
A friend of mine stopped by earlier in the day and said the house was is in good condition and interesting. Most of the windows are in place, but the front door is open.
One of our readers from VanishingTexas.com posted their knowledge of this old house and said it used to be a Nursery/Garden Center at one time but didn’t remember the name.
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NOTE: This article was originally posted to my personal site on February 03, 2015 and the image was taken in October 2014. The article was updated for publishing on VanishingTexas.com was updated for publishing on VanishingTexas.com on October 17th, 2015. That site is no longer affiliated with us. All content from that site is slowly being migrated and updated to this site. All photos featured in this article were taken a few years before 2016 unless noted.This article will continue to be updated as new information is added.
Update 5/22/2019: I received an email earlier today that said the house was torn recently maybe sometime in 2015. I will update this once I know more.
About the Image
The image was shot by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 at dusk. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed 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.