Makeshift Poor House – A Mess of an Abandoned Home

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home

This derelict and mostly collapsed home is along Progress Drive, at the small area of Timberlake, in Campbell County, Virginia.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home

There is no information to be found regarding this hovel. A chimney is still erect where the rest is completely collapsed around it. Glass bottles of black, brown and green litter the ground all around. Burnt out looking rusted tin cans are tossed all about.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home
Splintered boards, rotting wood and dirt floors.

The ‘chicken coop’ still stands even though the roof is busted downwards (as seen in photograph 1). Tin metal sheets have pieced together everything including : the former home exterior walls, the coop and the other animal pens.

There are metal signs used to make the animal pens. One is a bright red displaying rusting decay for Coca-Cola. It lines the alley into a collapsed room.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home
Enjoy Coco-Cola!

Another sign, helping hold up the walls of has a ton of farming products for animals including : Chick Starter, Pullet Maker, Egg Maker, Trip-L-Duty, Pig-Glo, Sweet Pak Pig Start, Pig Maker, Rabbit Family Ration, Rabbit Breeder Paks, Friskies, Calf Manna, Sucle, Optimil, Manna Male, Primer, Milk Flo, Super Foal, Super Horse, Trophy, Round Up, Beefys.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home
We feature Carnation Products!

Maybe this was a small store that also sold the small animals and starter kits. Possibly a poor home, made from what could be found decades ago. They may have had some chickens and pigs or goats.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home
Bottles, metal cans and garbage, everywhere.

Liquor bottles, soda bottles and more ravaged the ground around. There was also a tent set up nearby. This area is almost completely secluded near a cellular tower.

Entrenched with bushes growing blackberry’s on either side, as one begins the walk down the path into this wooded area. It pops up out of nowhere, almost eerily as a reminder of a time when things were maybe not the best.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home
Almost all gone, completely collapsed hovel.

Plants have sprung up all around and small trees begin to overtake. Eventually this place will be swallowed by Mother Nature.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home
A metal fence partially remains.

Where is the abandoned makeshift poor house in Virginia located? You can find it with these coordinates. 37.330639, -79.233032.

Makeshift Poor House - A Mess of an Abandoned Home

Photographs taken by Abandoned Playgrounds.

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