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The Farmhouse on Airport Expressway

 

This old house in southwest Allen County at the corner of Airport Expressway and Coverdale Road, near Fort Wayne International Airport, had been abandoned for many years when I first photographed it in 2002. In 2008, I went back to the house and photographed it again, and that time I was able to photograph the inside.

When I was there in 2008, it appeared that someone had been using it recently. There were new-looking cigarette packs on the living room floor, Walmart bags with new washcloths and other kitchen items on the kitchen counter, and a mattress on the floor of an upstairs bedroom with sheets on it. The house had no power or running water, so perhaps homeless people were camping out there?

It was demolished in the summer of 2011. In 2012, construction began on a huge industrial building, a factory or warehouse. It was still under construction in January of 2013, when I last drove by the place.

 

 

 

 

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