abandoned house, western Kansas

built of the really beautiful local limestone, this house is small but quite grand stonehouse06bwsmall

the house and the tree hold steadfastly to each other on the wind-whipped landscape

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the worn softness of the stone is a strange contrast to the brittle sharpness and geometry of the metal roof.

the southwest corner is failing as the mortar wets and dries, cracking out under the stones

A stalwart little house

photos by Mark Gerwing