Monday, June 16, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #7

A little trip through a tiny town called Lerna, IL supplies this weeks Rubbish Tuesday post.

This is the very old water tower. It's been the same for as long as I can remember and I'm older than dirt.
 This was once a gas station in the heart of downtown. Not much left these days.
 This is one of the many houses needing a little TLC...
...as is this one.
This house is on a farm about a mile outside of Lerna. It once was falling down and in dire need of repairs. Someone brought it back to lilfe.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'.  Anything old and/or deteriorating such as old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.

3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.





33 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm so glad someone restored that house in the last photo.

TexWisGirl said...

really neat old water tower! glad they saved that beauty of a home.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm intrigued by the remains of that gas station!

Buttons said...

Oh Roan there are so many stories wrapped in those old houses oh so many stories. Great shots. Hug B

Ginny said...

The first pictures are so sad, but you ended it on a happy note!

Tanya Breese said...

i'm so glad someone fixed up that old house, it's beautiful!

Beth said...

You got some really great shots. I love the old homes!

Sharon Wagner said...

Small towns can be so full of character and charm.

Tom said...

The gas station looks like many I saw in Georgia during the mid 1960s. Some were later turned into a BBQ or catfish joint. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So happy to see that old house restored!

ladyfi said...

What beautiful buildings!

Halcyon said...

Love the old water tower. There's something so neat about them.

Gail Dixon said...

Love that old gas station. So sad to see once nice homes decaying. At least one home got the help it needed. Sure is pretty.

Brian King said...

Love that water tower and the old house!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Oh, I love all these old places! Really nice to see the last house was revived - it's a beauty!

~Lindy

Linda said...

Interesting pictures! I'll bet you're not "older than dirt" though!

Felicia said...

what a great town Roan, ummmm and I don't think you're old as dirt. LOL

bj said...

Uh ooo....I think I don't have any RUBBISH in my post that I just linked to you. It's all about my laundry room and laundry CAN be rubbish, I guess. :)
I'm sorry I didn't play right but NOW I see what you mean by rubbish...olden, run-down things.
OK, I promise to play better next time if you won't throw me out of THIS one. :)
xo bj

Hazel Ceej said...

How wonderful that someone brought that house back to life. I love that! And oh, I just love the tree providing shade around the upper part of the house. Reminds me of scenes in movies that show a lover up a tree singing, "You are my sunshine..." Something like that :)

s.c said...

Nice collection of pretty decay. Its the softness of getting older.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Lots of character in this rural town!!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

It's nice to see old places being restored, if they can be.

bettyl-NZ said...

It's good that one of them was rescued! Love the other ones, too.

Amy Burzese said...

A lot of great finds. I'm glad some of the old buildings are getting attention.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

If those houses could talk! Great selections this week.

Sally in WA said...

You have some wonderful shots. Reminds me of a tiny town I drove through in North Dakota last year.

Sally in WA said...

You have some wonderful shots. Reminds me of a tiny town I drove through in North Dakota last year.

marilyn said...

great photos and a lot of history goes with this small town...don't we wish we could save them all...

Norma Ruttan said...

what a lovely restoration of that last house! our town seems to be doing more of that instead of tearing down which makes me happy.
first time here, I came via Taken for Granted. I like what I see. :)

NatureFootstep said...

too bad when houses are abandoned like that.

orchid Miyako said...

Good Morning from Japan♪♪♪
Oh, I've never seen water tower, pump must be in the tower p;)
Old houses look different from our old ones and interesting to see ;)
Thank you very much for hosting, Roan.

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

Robyn Goddard said...

When driving home to NE, I always notice the "was once a gas stations" in the small towns I drive through. The abandoned houses or stores are frequent sites too.

I wouldn't have a clue where to start on bringing an old house back to life. Those that restore are miracle workers and usually have a passion for bring their project back to life.

Marie said...

There was a town similar to this in Virginia that we used to drive through sometimes. It makes one sad.