Wednesday, August 1, 2007

8/1/07 Photo a day challenge


This is the building where my mother went to school when she was in the third grade. This was back in or around 1957. This building she recalls was located several blocks away from where we live now. It used to be behind our local Dairy Queen, where now if you visit you will find a new building for the U.S. Border Patrol. The school was recsued from our Old Zapata which was evacuatted due to sudden high water rises. The story is that they opened the dam in the amistad river, which comes from the north of texas somewhere around El Paso, TX. This building has to be at least 70-80 years old, of course I would have to research that a bit more. The building is made out of wood! I have seen this building on the inside, and it's ancient! Not very much remodling has been done to it. It has been turned into four cute little apartments with central air. The inside has beautiful wood floors (original), and all the doors are original as well. I will try to see if I can snap a few shots of the inside of this at a later date. BTW, everytime I've been in that building I get the creeps! It has a haunted feel to it, and I the only ghostly experiences that I've ever had have been in there. I used to spend the night with my friends that own that building to the day. I used to love to sleep outside on that balcony, which makes me wonder if they still have that up, last time it was falling apart. Of course when one is young ghostly experiences are not that important, so I don't remember ever being afraid just feeling weird, kwim? I will have to make a trip up there perhaps tomorrow if not this weekend for sure.

3 comments:

Mary Jayne said...

Great picture... I've always thought that buidling was creepy!!!

Kim said...

What a neat picture! I love those creepy old house and building! I think they tell a story if you listen hard enough! I guess I just sap for old things- since they have just great history to them!

~K

Rachel....ROCKS!!!! said...

Where exactly is this place? Next time I come home to visit I wanna stop by and see it.....