More architectural decay in the form of peeling pain, drafty windows, and the obligatory spiderwebs. And yes, I am channeling my inner Elmer Fudd with this blog title!
(click through on the image to view the decay in 700px)
The forlorn Hague House sits up the hill from the in-restoration North Star (Mine) House designed by famed architect Julia Morgan, the same Julia Morgan that designed Hearst Castle and 700 other buildings in California. While the Hague House is NOT designed by Morgan, it shares the same Craftsman style. Commissioned in 1913 by Billie Hague, manager of the North Star Mine and son of owner James Hague. Hague never did live in the house after falling to pneumonia in 1917 during WWI.
As with the North Star House, this structure has suffered from years of neglect and vandalism. While there have been feeble attempts to ward out the effects of the elements such as plastic sheeting covering open/broken windows, the interior continues to be exposed to the elements.
More posts of building decay:
- Circles, Squares, Gauge Cover, Selective Color
- Metal Conduit, Brick Wall Windows, Selective Coloring
- Ice, American Ice Company, B&W
- Abandoned Warehouse, Woman (Vertical, Horizontal)
- Sunlight, Peeling Paint, Faded Wall
- Room Sign, Window Panes, Painted Brick Wall
- Centrifuge Meter, Warning Signs, Selective Coloring
- Glass Panes, Metal Roof, Tree, Sky
- Bridesmaid Silhouettes, Window, Sunlight
- Wooden Door, Brick Building, Cover-up Paint
- (Ic)eland Shadow, Concrete Wall, Charred Door
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 24mm, ISO 100, 1/13 sec, f/10
Windows, Webs, Wight. Hague House, Grass Valley, California. October 13, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.