Three Door Stone House

One look at this house and you know it is something you don’t come across everyday.  An utter lack of modern amenities, including electricity,running water or any trace of modern appliances testify to the age of this house.  The only remaining access to the upper floors, a rusting ladder attached to the outside of the house, only adds to the strange quality of this house.


Even without the modern amenities that have come to characterize our idea of a house, there are numerous personal effects in each of the two first floor rooms. Debris litters the floor and hides the wood plank floor.  A bookcase filled with dust covered bottles, an old fashioned desk with a painted dollhouse, and a partially collapsed dining room table all support the fact that this was indeed once a home to someone.


This house raises so many questions that have no answers.  When was this house originally build and how long has it been sitting alone in rural Iowa?

6 thoughts on “Three Door Stone House

  1. Melanie March 13, 2017 / 5:54 PM

    Is that brick or stone?


  2. Melanie March 13, 2017 / 5:56 PM

    looks like a mix


  3. Melanie March 13, 2017 / 8:39 PM

    Imagine the craftsmanship to build a three story house out of stones! I really dig the deep window sills! Were the inner walls lath and plaster?

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  4. Tim September 5, 2019 / 12:20 PM

    Any chance you can tell me where that is located?


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