Thursday, February 20, 2014

Captain Aaron Root House – Up Close

Last Friday was sunny and bright – and I had the afternoon off – so it was the perfect time to grab a few daytime shots of the home that Captain Aaron Root lived in until the mid 1800s. I had wanted to do this for a long time, but it had never seemed important before. But with a Dollar General proposed for that corner, I thought I'd better grab a few shots before I suddenly drove by the property some night and saw a steaming pile of rubble.

With the trees barren, the house was more visible than usual. It was interesting to see it up close.

I was surprised to see that what I had thought from the road was brick was actually some sort of shingle. 
Tempting as it was to think about entering the rickety structure, I was content to grab this view looking in.
Before I left, I grabbed a quick view of the rear of the house (below).
It's obvious the house is beyond repair (it's been wide open to the elements for years), but it's still nice to have a photographic record of what it looked like it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If there were no "No Trespassing " signs you could have poked your head in a window and got a shot. That would have been neat (and all the more depressing).

Opened up like that probably means wild animals have been living in there so they will probably be "humanely" removed, all in the name of progress.

Loraine Ritchey said...

so sad as he apparently was one of the Captains involved with the 100th stop on the underground railroad Lorain I have the scanned page somewhere in my files- wish I was more organized.. but you would have thought the NAACP etc would have realized the importance to history if no other historical society has... again there goes Lorain county history - the only remembrance is a file somewhere on my desktop......

Death said...

this is really interesting. That house has been open to the elements for a very long time....