The Abandoned Lowry Home

The Abandoned Lowry Home

Formerly located at the intersection of Forest Road and Lowry Road, the community of Goode, Bedford County, Virginia.

The Abandoned Lowry Home
The mighty tree guarding this abandoned home.

This beautiful home decayed so badly that the property value had dropped drastically. It seemed that the easiest method of disposal for this home was to be demolished. In 2015, the property and 7.75 acres was sold for $32,500.

The Abandoned Lowry Home
Sea foam door all weather worn and faded.

The home seen pictured is dated to having been built in 1905. A glorious rendition of its time. Passing by it was surrounded by large trees. A thick and mighty tree stood embracing the front yard of this timeless home. Now, that tree is nowhere to be seen, inevitably it is timber. Farmland nearby stretches the expanses of the rolling central Virginia hills. Silent whispers no longer envelope this home.

The Abandoned Lowry Home
Small bit of stairs to a second floor loft.

Hewn logs used to hold up the porch, with branch bits still poking off. This home was large with multiple rooms, an upstairs and back storage. Everything from the doors, to walls, to the wallpaper put up was a sea foam blue – green.

The Abandoned Lowry Home
Vines over grow these small porch beams. The center of the porch roof collapses regardless of support.

Solid large white mantles remained around the collapsed fireplaces. Bricks flood the floors in every room that had a hearth. Were the mantles salvaged, the bricks? Was anything re-purposed or was this just an easy buy of a forgotten property?

The Abandoned Lowry Home
Rusted doorknobs and fireplace mantels.

Banisters were missing inside. Bits of tin were peeled and slatted upwards on the roof. A small amount of graffiti had made its way on to doors.
The front first floor windows were boarded up with ply board. It could have been a lovely home once.

The Abandoned Lowry Home
Broken windows, slatted wooden beams, everything is broken here.

During this harsh cold wintry day early in the year of 2014, icicles hung from the busted and collapsing porch roof. The biting wind chill was harboring no love for this home. Yucca plants and some bushes were the only things remaining showing life.

The Abandoned Lowry Home
Icicles hanging from the busted roof.

Demolished as of 2015, nothing remains or is even a reminder of this home except this web page. At some point even this will be permanently forgotten.

Where was this abandoned home located? You can find the former grounds, now with a new house at these coordinates. 37.364472, -79.437570.

The Abandoned Lowry Home
Aerial view before the demolition.

Images by Abandoned Playgrounds.

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