Nestled away off the main roads is a true survivor. This building dates to the 1870s or 1880s. The site has survived multiple hurricanes and is in a state of arrested decay. My friend, guide and model for this trip porcelainmistre is friends with the groundskeeper and has permission to shoot there. Because I want the place to survive, I’m not showing any images from the front of the building or giving the address.
Twisted Doll – My guide bidding me (and you) welcome to the grounds
This once beautiful old home has 16 foot (4.5m) ceilings and is all cedar and oak construction. Built in the manner of many well to do larger family home from the era and region, the house is large and airy. Sometime in the 1920’s, it appears the house was turned into efficiency apartments, as several of the upper floor rooms had sinks and all had outlets for them.
Looking the front door from inside.
Twisted Doll (wide angle – mirror)
Kitchenette - notice that most rooms have no plaster on the walls?
Front window, downstairs
Parlor – now used for storage
Twisted Doll – (Tight reflection)