This house has been on my list for some time. There’s a good chance you’ve seen it before. I will tell you that as of yesterday, November 23rd, the owner called me to make sure I had been out there as he was burning it down! Cade and I are heading to Winnipeg this week and it’ll be different not seeing it there.
A month ago when we had our big snow storm, I called about getting onto this property. I was told by the first person I spoke to that under no circumstances was I allowed onto the property as it was unsafe and wild boars lived behind the house in the bushes. The idea of meeting up with a wild boar should have been enough to scare me off but I don’t typically like to be told no so I kept calling around. If I couldn’t get onto the property I was going to fall back onto the good old Sigma 600mm.
A couple weeks later the owner called and said that I could go on to take whatever photos I wanted but that I was not to go into the bushes as he wasn’t sure if the well was covered and he did advise me that he has seen boars around the house but that they typically come out at night. His biggest concern was the state of the home and the fact that the floor was caving in. He advised me that because people continue to trespass he had decided to burn it down, soon.
Last weekend I called him to find out that he was planning on burning it down but that the wind was to high so he would give me the weekend to get out there.
Cade and I drove out last Sunday. I have to admit that I was afraid of every little noise and was on high alert. I didn’t get close enough to see what was going on inside. I was just happy that I was given the chance to take photos before it was gone.
The owner of the home purchased the land in 1982. The house has been vacant since 1971. He couldn’t tell me much about the home or its history and I couldn’t find anything about its history.
As I write this post, I realize that there may be a way for me to find out more about this home. I guess I’ll leave it as stay tuned!