We drove down the bumpy dirt road specifically to see this house. This would be a first for me. I've explored hundreds of abandoned buildings, but never one once owned by family. We reached the end of the road, and I saw the house, and the barn.
There had, apparently, been another house on the property that had belonged to Stephen Brown who had arrived at this community around 1859. This house had belonged to one of his sons, Walter, who may have built it some time in the 1950's.
The house was clearly in bad shape. In my experience, once the roof lets go, the rest falls quickly. The scurrying sounds upstairs told me I wasn't completely alone here.