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The Hidden Legacy Of The Abandoned Farmhouse That I Found In Long Island, New York
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The Hidden Legacy Of The Abandoned Farmhouse That I Found In Long Island, New York

I discovered an abandoned farmhouse built in 1860 on Long Island, New York, with centuries of history and treasures left behind. Antique furniture, photographs, and paintings were scattered around and throughout. After some research, I discovered that due to a legal battle between the former family and current owners. Things have been left for decades in a state of decay.

Step inside the historical century-old farmhouse in Long Island, and take a look at the legacies left there.

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The exterior

The parlour

The Dining Room

The living room

A floral touch

Antique piano

Family memories

Main foyer staircase

An upstairs vanity

An upstairs bedroom

Antique medicines

A sewing corner

Sewing machine

Home remedies

A long hallway

Looking inside

Clothes in a closet

Antique bathroom mirror

A room in the attic

Antique dress form

Ladies shoes

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

Farm house? I don't know, but to me, it doesn't look like a farm house - it's too grand. And there is nothing in the interior shots that would point to those folks as being farmers. That aside, it's sad that someone's personal belongings were just left there. But people die all the time who have no friends or kin left in the world. Their loneliness is so sad.

Alib
Community Member
2 years ago

American farmhouses sometimes look like this, especially those established pre-Depression. The family might have been grand before things went sideways and they had to abandon. I used to find farmhouses like this in the 1970s and 80s when so many farmers went belly up where I lived in Delaware.

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

The photographs and documents would be the greatest treasure for anyone tracing their family history. It is such a shame when things like that are allowed to become lost.

Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I do wonder how this happens. I've seen examples in parts of the USA and in other nations too. In NJ if someone stops paying the property taxes, a tax lien is generated and can be foreclosed upon in less than 10 years. Only lands and homes with badly encumbered titles come to this sad fate. So the choice is 1) take ownership and pay taxes or sell the property 2) abandon the property and the lien holder will improve, sell, or otherwise dispose of the home and lands once they gain clear title. I'm not pointing fingers, but I have never seen so many abandoned houses as in South Carolina. The law there seems to encourage the poverty of the people and destroys the tax base of the town/county. The waste simply amazes me!

JeffC
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2 years ago

I always wonder how this happens!!! Recently, I took it upon me to find out what happened to one of the abandoned properties in our area as it's been left in neglect for 35+ years; turns out the lady is in her late 80's now, on her death bed and left the property abandoned simply paying the property taxes all those years occasionally having landscapers come out once that final notice was sent....makes no sense but she did and now the home is so gone, it's only worth the land less the required demolition costs. Was such a beautiful Victorian home too back in '86 all the way up to the late-90's...

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

Farm house? I don't know, but to me, it doesn't look like a farm house - it's too grand. And there is nothing in the interior shots that would point to those folks as being farmers. That aside, it's sad that someone's personal belongings were just left there. But people die all the time who have no friends or kin left in the world. Their loneliness is so sad.

Alib
Community Member
2 years ago

American farmhouses sometimes look like this, especially those established pre-Depression. The family might have been grand before things went sideways and they had to abandon. I used to find farmhouses like this in the 1970s and 80s when so many farmers went belly up where I lived in Delaware.

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
2 years ago

The photographs and documents would be the greatest treasure for anyone tracing their family history. It is such a shame when things like that are allowed to become lost.

Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I do wonder how this happens. I've seen examples in parts of the USA and in other nations too. In NJ if someone stops paying the property taxes, a tax lien is generated and can be foreclosed upon in less than 10 years. Only lands and homes with badly encumbered titles come to this sad fate. So the choice is 1) take ownership and pay taxes or sell the property 2) abandon the property and the lien holder will improve, sell, or otherwise dispose of the home and lands once they gain clear title. I'm not pointing fingers, but I have never seen so many abandoned houses as in South Carolina. The law there seems to encourage the poverty of the people and destroys the tax base of the town/county. The waste simply amazes me!

JeffC
Community Member
2 years ago

I always wonder how this happens!!! Recently, I took it upon me to find out what happened to one of the abandoned properties in our area as it's been left in neglect for 35+ years; turns out the lady is in her late 80's now, on her death bed and left the property abandoned simply paying the property taxes all those years occasionally having landscapers come out once that final notice was sent....makes no sense but she did and now the home is so gone, it's only worth the land less the required demolition costs. Was such a beautiful Victorian home too back in '86 all the way up to the late-90's...

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