Thursday, August 14, 2014

Good Fences #21: Old Fence in the Middle of Town


If you pass through the small town of Poplarville and drive along its Main Street, you can't help but notice the old, renovated white house with tall round columns right in the middle of downtown, next to Hancock Bank and across the street from Radio Shack.  I was told that the house was built in the 1930's, shortly before Main Street became developed.  Until then, it was considered a "country estate".  

This aging, rusty fence surrounds the house and an entire city block.  I was informed the fence was placed within a few years after the house was completed, probably dating it back to the 1930's- early 1940's.  


It appears that at one time the fence was painted white, but now nearly all of the paint has peeled away and rust has overtaken it.  Apparently this fence was for decorative purposes only, because it is much too short to keep predators out and most animals in. It is warped and broken in some spots and has a few pieces missing, but I think the imperfections add interest to it.  I love old fences.  Most have a story behind them...

Linked with Good Fences
Thanks to Theresa at Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting this great meme!


26 comments:

  1. Great fence and interesting story behind it.

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  2. i love it - especially with the rust and bent imperfections! really nice one!

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    1. Thank you Theresa. Some things never grow too old ;)

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  3. i LOVE this rusty fence, what character it has.

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  4. I really like these fences. They have a lot of character.

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  5. What a cool rusty old fence! At one time I am sure it was beautiful! Great find!
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    1. Thank you Eileen. It was probably the prettiest fence around in its beginning.

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  6. What a fantastic rusted old fence! Love it! You got some great photos.

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  7. These old rusty fences are so interesting. And beautiful, even as they decay. Lovely addition to the fence meme!

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  8. A great old fence with lots of tales, I'm sure, Susan!...:)JP

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    1. If only these old fences could talk. Thank you, JP.

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  9. I love these old fences, the rustier the better :)

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  10. You made this rusty old fence look gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! Yours are pretty gorgeous as well!

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  11. I like all the detail in the fence, now where's the house?

    Diana

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    1. I started to post a photo of the house, but the photo doesn't actually show much of the house because of the large trees in the front yard. Thank you for visiting Diana :)

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  12. Hello Susan!:) What a super post, and lovely photos showing a fence steeped in history,... among the first fences to be seen on Main St, what a good idea for Good Fences and your photos and info are great.
    Have a good weekend.:)

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    1. Thank you for all the nice comments and visiting regularly. Hope your weekend is a great one!

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  13. Hello Susan! Love that old fence in the middle of town!

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