Where Did Half Of This House Go?

I was driving with my fiancee to visit Stony Kill Falls, a gorgeous waterfall a couple hours north of the city. As we turned off the highway and made our way down some backwoods roads, we passed by this old abandoned house. Nothing particularly special, other than looking like the sort of place to fuel the campfire stories of any kids living in the area….


But as we continued on, I looked back in my rear view mirror and noticed something…


Where the heck did half of this house go?!?


You know what? I don’t want to know. Some things are better left to the imagination. Or the campfire.


PS – FYI, Stony Kill Falls is 1) an absolutely gorgeous 80 foot waterfall totally worth the drive, and 2) a great FREE swimming hole to cool off in the summer (especially if you’ve got a dog). Just watch out for the nudists who frequent the area (and the local snake population that like to scare city slicker location scouts). From Wikipedia (it looks small in this picture, but this thing is actually really, really high):

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  1. Here’s my guess: the house was cut in half in order to be moved (this is occasionally done). Something happened during the moving process and when one half was damaged or destroyed, the other half was abandoned on empty land along the route.

  2. Re: the half-house.

    Divorce settlement?

  3. It was lunch for the Cloverfield monster.. 🙂

  4. spooky! wonder what it looked like facing the inside open half…i’d imagine a full-scale creepy doll house!

  5. Poisonous snakes?



  6. Maybe it was built up against another structure like a trailer. You see that a lot in the south.

  7. Too bad you can’t see what the 2 signs say that are on the front of the house, might give some insight as to what the deal is. Do you remember what road this was on ?

  8. I’m always amazed at the things you notice that most of us just pass by. Speaking of houses, here’s an unusual one I saw across the street from a CVS I stopped at on Park Ave in Wildwood, NJ. I’m dying to know the story behind this one if anyone knows it.


  9. I you like amazing tall waterfalls a few hours north of the city, then you need to check out Taughannock Falls just outside of Ithaca, NY! There is also Ithaca Falls, Buttermilk Falls, and several others – but Taughannock is the tallest at 215 feet. Way cool experience. Plus Ithaca is UBER cool!

  10. What a great post. Love finding locations like this, would make for a great horror movie.

  11. Perhaps it is not appropriate to comment on personal matters, but is fiance a new title? If so, congratulations!!! Was it the Whispering Gallery that worked for you? 😉

  12. Hah, Lee, I had the same thought. If so: Congratulations, Internet stranger! Many happy, interestingly-beautiful-location-filled returns.

  13. DEATH AND COMANY a small bar on 6th st between a and 1st
    we used the wood for the front of the bar!
    jerry RIP

  14. Could this actually be true re: Death & Co? The front of the building DOES actually look like this house! http://i.imgur.com/HaCe3.jpg

  15. Maybe it was built as a film set?

  16. Shaft 2A…