You would think after my last couple stops I would have just gone home and been happy.
But nope. Lots of daylight still allowed me to make several other stops.
Next stop, Augusta Mo.
I first started visiting Augusta many years ago when it was still a working farm town. It still had stores and banks. Now it is devoted mostly to the tourist trade, which is fine. The tourist trade keeps a lot of the old buildings from falling down. Being real close to the Katy Trail, it stays busy most of the year.
I knew there were two old rebuilt cabins in town. The last time I had come through they were being used as a pottery shop.
Now. . . .
The Weinstrasse Cabins.
This cabin will easily sleep eight with lots of comfort left over.
Located in Augusta. Plenty close to food and drink.
While driving out of town. . . .
The owner, Darrell Oaks, was outside, so I had a good talk with him.
He had completely built the car from the ground up from various pieces on a newer frame.
He is doing great work and making a classy place.
Again, you would think I would be satisfied with all I had seen, but I still had a couple more stops to make.
It use to sit right behind a beautiful, classic farm house. All that remains of the farm house is a couple foundation stones, and soon the barn will follow.
It may have one time been attached to the main house. I will have to go back trougth old pictures sometime and see.
Only the center crib is log. Probably used as a grain bin.
After getting off of Hwy 94 I took a back country road heading home and passed the next few buildings.
A wonderfully maintained double crib log barn.
One more stop and I will let you get back to what you should be doing.
I had seen this house once before, but had never been able to stop till today.
No log structure at all in the building, all frame and siding.
Most of the siding is gone, used for other projects maybe. Or just blown away.
Maybe used to build a fire somewhere.
But a bit still remains around the kitchen.
Here you can see two or the three chimneys.
You can start seeing its bones.
Two were made from stone and one from brick.
Well, I guess it still is, you just don't approach it from this direction anymore.
Bricks and mortar between the framing for insulation and strength.
You can see the back sides of the interior plaster lathes.
The roof must be OK, even if the rest is just about gone.
Mantels still on the fire places.
It is in real good shape.
If anyone ever asks you what a six-over-six window is,. . . this is one.
Six panes over six panes.
Look at all the bricks.
Hope you enjoyed my New Years Day.