Sunday, May 25, 2014
Decaying Quickly: the Law House, Foote, Mississippi
A handsome white wood house faces Lake Washington in the hamlet of Foote. Known as the Susie B. Law House, it has been neglected for 5 or 10 years and is decaying quickly. The vines are taking over, but at least in spring, you can see some of the structure.
Searshomes.org. I am often surprised that we drifted away from these well-made kits with precision parts from a factory, and returned to a construction method where workers cut bulk materials on site. This latter method suffers from a lot of waste material and inefficiency (and, often, sloppy workmanship).
According to Wikipedia, the horror movie, Dark House, was filmed here in 2012. I have not seen it, but look at the official poster - it sure looks like the Law House. There is reputed to be a lot of paranormal activity here. Maybe I should return at dusk and take some more photographs....
Please click the link for some photographs of Mt. Holly, another decaying mansion just to the north.
Photographs taken with a Panasonic G3 camera with 9-18mm Olympus lens, processed with Picasa or PhotoNinja.