Ah, here is a lesson in solid geometry!
Marilyn, how do we explain that something as weathered and as utilised as it once was, at least, remains perched on such feeble footings?
I presume this is part of Tannehill State Park today and therefore not sited on a working farm??
You're a good detective, Ian. Yes, the "farm" comprises buildings moved there from several locations. I'm sure you weren't surprised that I was interested in this structural/geometric detail.
I wondered myself whether it originally sat on more substantial footings, but I'm sure it sat on something similar if sturdier. I've had a couple of conversations with MaryAlice about this. When I was first in the South, I marveled at houses and other buildings sitting on posts made of bricks, etc.--like the church by the cemetery in my recent photo. That's how it was in my neighbourhood in North Carolina (though not in my eight-plex), but the temperature got down to zero Fahrenheit one of the two winters I was there. How miserable it must have been to have the breezes blowing beneath you as well as around you!
The outdoor museum is one of the attractions of Tannehill. Tomorrow evening I'll post photos of the main attraction. Stay tuned!
Thanks Marilyn. I will.
The magnificent old wooden building!
Best wishes, Vyacheslav
What a wonderful detail shot, Marilyn. I can almost feel the weight pressing down on those rocks.
Did I hear someone mention my name?
This is great, Marilyn! What a wonderful foundation you have discovered, so airy and free!
It is loaded with character and stories of hard work from days gone by.
I don't have much time, but I wanted to stop by your place, my dear friend, to wish you a Happy Mother's Day today. I was thinking of you when I got up this morning.
I hope you have a wonderful day today, and I will stop in and play longer in your new postings when I have more time.
Thank you, Mary Alice for your thoughtful good wishes. I hope that you are having a nice weekend and that you mother is having a lovely ay.
Best wishes, Marilyn
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Photo taken in Tannehill Historical State Park, 12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL 35111, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location