Abandoned Big Old House Tour

Morgan County, Georgia – Let’s go check out Nolan House, which is a big old abandoned house, vacant for about 35 years now.

Built in 1905 by James Alonzo Nolan, this was the center of a 2000 acre cotton farming operation.  Not only does the house remain, there is a crossroads that has the original store/commissary for the sharecroppers (oh wait, we say tenants now, that sounds nicer), mule barn, and sharecropper  tenant cabins.  IMG_3193

I was surprised by what good shape the interior was in, all things considered.  In the downstairs hallway, you can’t help but notice the stairs were painted sunshine yellow at one point.

Hall Stairway

Of course with the house being empty so long, some of the details aren’t there as you peer into rooms…

Interior Room Nolan House

 

I would love to know what was in the niches on the sides of the doorway.

Hallway

 

And of course years of neglect made things a little rough on an addition to the house.

Doorway

 

Of course I had to see how things looked from the upstairs balcony…

Upstairs balcony

 

I know it needs LOTS of work…

Porch Ceiling

 

Porch...

 

This is one I look at and think “it can be saved and brought back to its former glory”.  Beautiful land around the house.

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View from back of house

 

There are several of the crossroads buildings still standing, including the commissary and mule barn.

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This one is leaning just a bit…

Leaning.....Mule Barn

Thanks for looking at this beautiful old home! Amazing to see an abandoned big old house like this. Hope you enjoyed this post!

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. love this old house! and thank you!

  2. I bet those floors were stunning in their hay-day. Can you imagine? It’s so fun to picture it back in time.

  3. love touring these homes thank you so much

  4. Thank you so much!!!!! I’m always so curious about abandoned houses. I hope to see more!

  5. LOVE this post! What a beautiful property.

  6. Thank you so much for posting the beautiful old homes of Georgia !
    I’m from the south and you make me so homesick for home . Please keep on posting these pictures. I for one appreciate looking at the architect of old!!!

  7. Thank you so much for showing this house. Its beautiful even worn down.

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