One of these days I set out to explore an old farmstead that I have been spotting for a couple of years on our drives back and forth.
It sits off the highway, pretty far back, across a creek bottom field.
The day I went by the owner was outside so I asked permission to take some photo's and he said fine and we ended up having a good long talk about the place.
The house has been tuck-pointed at some point and maintained well.
A porch no longer covers the front of the house, but you can still see the outline of where it had been.
I am sure it was done to help cool and heat the place better.
A neat stone building is attached at the back.
It is in very fine shape.
Lovingly maintained next to the cemetery.
I was very much surprised and pleased to find the place wide open and well furnished.
One big room with a covered entrance.
This wonderful pump organ.
On the wall the page and attendance board.
As you can see, at least four markers on top.
There were two on the site.
One in better shape. . .
Vandalia has a very nice old main street.