Friday, June 13, 2014

Abandonment: The Fallen Home - Mojave, California

Fallen Home 1 - Mojave, California
I found another abandoned home in the desert near Mojave, California. This one is really close to the old Middle Butte Mine. The tragic home and another abandoned home are also very close by.

This house fell. It's in pieces and scattered across the desert. There had been a fire, too, that did some damage. I'm not sure if that is why the house fell, or if the fire happened later. It may have been a manufactured home, although I couldn't confirm that.
The Compaq Desert - Mojave, California
It's difficult to know when the house was built or when it was abandoned. Quite a bit was left behind, including telephones and computers, clothes and children's toys, games and knickknacks. Just guessing, I'd say that the place was abandoned sometime in the 1990's.

A good guess is that whoever lived here worked at one of the nearby mines. Most of the mines are now abandoned. Whoever last lived in the house had children.
Abandoned K.C. Beariphone - Mojave, California
When I find places like this I wonder about the story behind it. Where are those who once lived in the house? Why did they leave? Why was so much left behind? Often, there are more questions than answers.

These photographs were captured using a Nokia Lumia 1020.
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Fallen Home 2 - Mojave, California
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