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Monday, November 2, 2009

Mosaic Monday!!!

This house sits on the north side of highway 36, in Phillips County, Kansas. In its time, it was a very beautiful, stately home sitting on a high hill. The owners refused to let anyone renovate it, so now it sits in severe disrepair. When you look around the rooms were quite large for the day (1800's) and had high ceilings. There are many details that were added, that are for looks only, and I will show more of those next week. The house is made of native limestone. I am going to do a post also of the limestone "harvesting" that was done in the early 1900's, later on.

Thanks for stoppy by, I'll be announcing the winner of my giveaway - hopefully today. I'm still babysitting in KC with G-kids, and am quite busy! The other mosaics can be see at the below address:


  1. Hi!
    Looks like it was beautiful at one time. Too bad they didn't want to restore it. Have a great day!!

    A View of My Life

  2. Hello Sandy.Its a beautiful mosaic.

  3. It certainly looks like a large home for the time period in which it was built. I find the mosaic interesting since you posted some of the homes history along with the photos.

  4. Looks like an interesting house in a great location. It is very sad that the owners let it fall to disrepair and not let anyone renovate it. Is there a story behind that? I like your mosaic and the history you included with it.

    Thank you for sharing!

    ~ Tracy

  5. Marvelous mosaic of this sad structure!
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Great mosaic. Interesting structure. Thanks for sharing.
    FYI - I had trouble loading your site tonight. I tried using Safari and FoxFire. Both took an excessive amount of time to load the site and then this comment page. Not sure what is going on. Have you had this problem?
    Perhaps it is my server, though it hasn't happened with other blogs. Just thought I'd let you know.
    Thanks for the post. Have fun with the grandchildren. ~ Sarah

  7. I can just imagine how nice it used to be. Beautiful mosaic!...Christine

  8. Hi!

    Thanks for your kind comment in my blog.

    I loved your Pink Saturday post.

    Hugs from South America,

  9. I can't wait to see more! I've always been fascinated with old house and one of my dreams is to live in a really old house and fix it up!

    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment!!

    Love and hugs,

  10. Isn't it sad to see something so beautiful allowed to just decay? Have fun with the kiddos!


  11. Wow, that is so neat! It must have been so beautiful once... Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful images at MM. :)


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