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Abandoned Houses

What Are Abandoned Houses?

 

Abandoned houses, also known as abandoned properties, are structures that have been left vacant for an extended period of time, often leading to disrepair and decay.

 

These homes can be found in both rural and urban areas, and their abandonment can be due to a variety of reasons, including financial difficulties, natural disasters, or simply a change in the owner’s circumstances.

 

Abandoned houses often hold a certain fascination for many people, especially those interested in urban exploring. Urban explorers often visit these abandoned properties to document their history, photograph the interior and exterior, and to learn more about the history of the area in which they are located. The allure of exploring abandoned houses can also be attributed to the mysterious and eerie atmosphere that they often possess.

 

However, it is important to remember that abandoned houses can also be dangerous. Structural decay, hazardous materials, and other potential hazards can pose a risk to those who explore these properties. It is always advisable to seek permission from the property owner before entering an abandoned house, and to take all necessary safety precautions when doing so.

 

In many cases, abandoned houses can be an eyesore to the community and can lead to decreased property values and increased crime rates. To address this issue, local governments often employ abandoned property programs that aim to revitalize and repurpose these properties. These programs can include demolition of the structure, rehabilitation, or even the sale of the property to a new owner.

 

In conclusion, abandoned houses hold a unique place in the minds of many people, whether it be as a source of fascination or as a symbol of neglect. Whether viewed as a threat to public safety or as a source of inspiration for urban explorers, abandoned houses are a ubiquitous feature of the modern landscape that will continue to inspire curiosity and elicit a range of emotions for years to come.

 

Photo Galleries of Abandoned Houses

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Almost an Abandoned Time Capsule House Urban Exploration

Almost an Abandoned Time Capsule House Urban Exploration Exploring an Abandoned House Full of Antiques This is a very unique and interesting abandoned house. Not exactly a time capsule with EVERYTHING left behind, but with just enough stuff left behind to keep it interesting. Esther was born on November 3rd, 1893. On August 9th, 1923, […]

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The Intact Abandoned House | Abandoned Time Capsule House

A Fully Intact Abandoned House | Abandoned Time Capsule House An amazing fully intact abandoned time capsule house in Southwestern Ontario. This home features beautiful stained glass windows & woodwork, a very unique staircase, entirely complete bedrooms and more. This house has been vacant for roughly 7 years now. The family lives nearby & watches

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Freaktography Urban Exploring Year in Review – 2015

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The Abandoned Charles Fothergill House and Taylor Farm Burlington Ontario

Abandoned House in Ontario, Found Fully Intact For over to two years I watched this abandoned house, curious to know it’s story and what it looked like inside. It stands out in a part of town that has seen a boom in development, yet this old abandoned house still stands. Sometimes I would notice the grass has

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Freaky Finds Volume 4: Photographing Abandoned Houses

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Abandoned Houses from Across Ontario.

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Freaky Finds Volume 3: Minimalist Photography in Decay

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Freaktography Urban Exploring 2014 Year in Review

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Freaky Finds Volume 1: The Forgotten Staircases of Abandoned Buildings

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