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Sycolin Road

Here are some pictures of an old abandoned house on Sycolin Road in Leesburg, Virginia. I'm guessing the house was built sometime before World War II, as I found an old sash weight among the debris. Apparently, there was a fire at some point, but I don't know if it was before or after the house was abandoned.

There's not much left to explore here, since there very little of the house remains, only a few exterior walls and part of the kitchen. Further back from the road are the remains of a large dairy barn, which has collapsed. These pictures were taken on March 7, 2004.

Front view showing burnt stairs.  Front view of old abandoned house.

Side door.  Old kitchen cabinets.

Window looking out back.  Old wallpaper with mushrooms.

Update: November 24, 2009

I've noticed some recent development activity on Sycolin Road and there is construction equipment perilously close to the house, so I ran out to get more pictures of the site as I suspect it will be demolished soon.

Construction equipment outside the front of the house
Construction equipment outside the front of the house

View of the south wall of the house
View of the south wall of the house

Closeup view of a rusted lightswitch
Closeup view of a rusted lightswitch

Interior view inside the collapsed dairy barn
Interior view inside the collapsed dairy barn

Tree and fence along the back property line
Tree and fence along the back property line

Exterior view of the collapsed dairy barn
Exterior view of the collapsed dairy barn

Looking into the house through the south window
Looking into the house through the south window

Kitchen cabinets have fallen off the wall
Kitchen cabinets have fallen off the wall

There are numerous 1-pint liquor bottles in the area
There are numerous 1-pint liquor bottles in the area