Well, I went to the local museum yesterday trying to find anything I
could about the property and why it was abandoned, but came up with
nothing. Its easy enough to put a few jack posts up and rebuild the
foundation, but as the house still has an owner, ( I checked the
registry office with all taxes being up to date), I'm not about to
spend time or money on a house I don't own...yet! There is a For sale
by owner sign on the house. I called the number, and left a message,
but have heard nothing. As for a historical society, there is one, but
they don't have the funding nor do they have the board size to save
older properties, which is a shame.
I posted some photos on photobucket with the link up above, I'll
include it in this message aswell. It is a beautiful house and one I'd
love to see saved. I've heard from people living nearby that they
think it would make a great bed and breakfast! Maybe some incentive
for the historical society, we'll see.
As for what state, the house is in Nova Scotia Canada, its in a small
rural community called Melvern Square.
Here is the link to the picture of the house from 1902:
Here is the link of the pictures I took today, Sept 6, 2010: