Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Abandoned Cook House

While we were camping at the ranch out of Heppner, my sister, Stacie and her son, Jacob, and Hailey and I, had a chance explore of one of the old buildings still left standing on the ranch. We visited an old cookhouse built for the loggers when they were logging the area probably nearly a 100 years ago. I have a thing for looking at old buildings and wondering what those old walls would say if they could talk.

I kept thinking of the movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Did any of the cooks who worked here marry their customers? Yep, I'm a hopeless romantic! 

The stove was still in the covered porch area.
The fireplace was still standing.

They sure had a pretty view from the once-covered porch.

 What a welcome sight this cookhouse must have been for hungry, weary loggers.

Hailey and Jacob.

You could tell this was the kitchen/pantry area.

I don't know what these metal signs were used for. They were sticking out of the fireplace chimney. They must have acted as some sort of a barrier, but I'm not sure how or why. Anybody know?


Robin said...

No idea about the signs. I love exploring old places like that. They're so mysterious but a little sad, too.

Catherine said...

Isn't it a shame when old buildings are left to disintegrate? Our imginations can go wild with what 'could have happened here'.

Jenn said...

I love exploring old places, too!

Jill said...

I love old places, homes intriquing! Thanks for sharing I enjoyed seeing I must ponder all that happened there! Yes they had a fabulous view!



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