Friday Photos ~ If Walls Could Talk

Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

Friday Photos This Old House by Pat Starnes

Oh, the stories this house could tell if walls could talk. There's not much left of the old homeplace; the siding and tin roof have seen better days.

This house has been a landmark for many years along Highway 471 in Brandon. I haven't researched the property to see who owns it. My guess is that it's either tied up in a family estate or someone is patiently waiting for expansion of the highway.

I stopped my car on the side of the road to take the photo. While sitting there, one of Brandon's finest pulled up behind me to make sure I didn't need assistance. I flagged him on by and thanked him for stopping.

Thanks to the Brandon Police Department and ALL our men in blue for keeping us safe!


If walls could talk!

Comments (15)

Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

Hi Pat oh if walls could talk we would hear a lot of stories. I don't see old houses like this in Phoenix but when I live in CO I did from time to time.

Aug 17, 2017 02:35 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful picture.  And it is nice that the police stopped to make sure you are safe. A

Aug 17, 2017 02:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Pat, I think you should list it as a "Cosmetic Fixer."  It ought to make the phone ring from flippers.

Aug 17, 2017 04:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Pat, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Aug 17, 2017 04:04 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great shot Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS  no fair confusing me on Thursday that it is Friday

Aug 17, 2017 08:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Pat

That is quite a place, and you can just imagine the many lives that have come and gone here. We see properties like this here in California but they tend to be quite a ways inland, and few and far between.


Aug 17, 2017 10:00 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Myrl Jeffcoat - I don't think there's anything left to "fix". Thanks for featuring the photo.

Hannah Williams - I didn't mean for it to post until today. The scheduler malfunctioned, user error!

Aug 18, 2017 05:41 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This reminds me of the house at the end of the movie A Trip to Bountiful.

Aug 18, 2017 09:42 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a great looking home, it is such a shame when people don't keep nice things in good condition.

Aug 18, 2017 12:02 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Pat

Love the photo and at one time this home was a beautiful home, featured to the group:


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Aug 19, 2017 12:26 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is an old home and shows nobody has been around in a very long time. I sometimes think that the families that own these have so much money they just never get around to doing something with them.

Aug 24, 2017 06:32 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, yes, if only the walls could talk - a bit of a history lesson, I'm sure we'd here, Pat! 

Great shot and I'm happy to hear that the Brandon Police cared enough to stop and be sure you were okay too!

Happy Thursday, Pat!

Aug 24, 2017 08:08 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is just so sad to see houses like this one. We do not have too many of them anymore, usually local investors are very proactive trying to reach the owner. 

Aug 24, 2017 09:56 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I find old buildings like this, especially homes, very interesting. I would love to know it's history.

Aug 27, 2017 11:19 AM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

That is just one of the coolest things about old houses like that!  I, too, just love to imagine the lives of the people that lived there at one time...

Sep 22, 2017 09:19 PM

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