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Downey House

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Located in: Oxford County
Location #10923

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Location Owner:Egregious
Creation Date: 8/14/2014
Last Updated: 8/23/2014

I can't believe this location was never posted. I have driven by it so many times and always wanted to check it out. I stopped a few weeks ago but it was so overgrown, you could not get near the house apart from the basement and I was not ready to go down there. Last night I drove by and noticed that the brush had been cut back and the board and baton siding was being removed. I went to the farm across the street to see if they knew who owned it and was given a name. I came home and looked up her phone number and called. I was greeted by a pleasant lady who explained that it had been her in-laws house and that here husband had grown up there. He has since passed away and the house has been empty since the mid 80's. When I asked about photographing inside I was told that they don't allow that anymore. I would have to speak to her son. I called and left a message but have not heard back. I am going away camping and was concerned that it would be gone before I returned so throwing caution to the wind, I went back this morning and documented the place. Pretty amazing. The back kitchen area is in pretty rough shape but the main house is structurally sound...well mostly anyways.

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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm

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    August 21, 2014
    Downey House
    Created on:8/23/2014
    Created by: TalkingWallsPhotography
    3 photos
    Tearing it down
    Downey House
    Created on:8/14/2014
    Created by: Egregious
    20 photos

    TalkingWallsPhotography says:
    8/23/2014 9:16:31 PM
    Look to the left of the front door, way up at the top of the house. There's dozens of them waiting to get into their entryway.
    Egregious says:
    8/21/2014 8:51:57 PM
    The back room is definitly not safe but I did not see any bees or hornets. I assumed that they must have sprayed before taking off the outside cladding. There is alot of evidence inside the walls that is now visible from outside. I have not been out for a week so good to know it is still standing. Sad to hear about the hornets though.
    TalkingWallsPhotography says:
    8/21/2014 5:49:34 PM
    This was on my list of places to see since last year. Visited it today and almost fell through a pane of glass from a door that was on the floor, into the basement. Hornets in the walls at the front of house. Not a safe explore!!!
    ground state says:
    8/15/2014 12:31:28 AM
    Excellent spot... was wondering why the photos seemed so claustrophobic; then I saw the final pic!
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