Could this old house tell???
Hiding behind a screen of brush, and the remains of what could be a cedar, it is in the breaks below the Llano Estacado, where there is definitely farm/ranch land. When was it built? And what happened over the intervening years???
From this view, you can see that it was added on to at least once, if not twice. The original part of the house is on the right, with what almost looks like a beadboard exterior. I’m guessing it was build in the early 20th century. I wonder if the family grew, and they had enough money to add the expansion on the left. That section has ‘real’ 2x4s, and looked like it might have been two rooms.
Was it a ranch house or a farmhouse? There’s no way to tell. It was obviously well built (at least the main part), although the addition is pretty good too. I think it was built before electricity was run, as there are bits/pieces of wire still running from insulator to insulator on the front of the house, like some of the old places I’ve seen where they ran a wire through the wall into each room.
No idea where the well was, if there was one. There might have been a creek back in the day, a hundred yards east of the house. There might have been a pole barn behind it, but for what?
Strange thought run through one’s mind when I see old places like this in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and other places in the west.