abandoned house, western Kansas

built of the really beautiful local limestone, this house is small but quite grand

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the house and the tree hold steadfastly to each other on the wind-whipped landscape

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the worn softness of the stone is a strange contrast to the brittle sharpness and geometry of the metal roof.

the southwest corner is failing as the mortar wets and dries, cracking out under the stones

A stalwart little house

photos by Mark Gerwing

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