Ridley Houses

Built 1700s
Abandoned: 1960-1970s
Location: US
Status: Ruins
Reason: Fire
Haunted: No

Today I am showing to you some more stone ruins that I encountered a few months ago. As you can see from the pictures, not much is left from them. These houses were built in the 1700s. The first house was built in 1785 and was destroyed by a fire in 1974. All that remains in a fireplace and some steps. An interesting fact about this house was that it had what they called a funeral door. If a household member died in their bed, the staircases during this era were too narrow to get the casket in and out. They built funeral doors because of this. I though that was pretty neat. The second house I could not find a date on but I am sure it was built in the 1700s as well. It cool to see that the fireplaces last the longest most of the time. These house are all within a mile of each other also right near the abandoned 1792 house I have in my gallery.

Photos I took while exploring. Click on them to view larger image.