The Abandoned Hayes Family Farmhouse

Hayes Home | Bradford County, FL | late 1800s

Probably one of my all-time favorite homes, this place seems to hold on, despite its increasingly fragile condition.⁠

It was built around the 1870s-80s by early Florida settlers who came from Georgia and South Carolina in the 1830s.⁠ They would grow a large family that still has deep roots in this area to this day.

The descendants decided that the home was too far gone to restore, so they have slowly taken salvageable pieces from it to repurpose in their more recent homes. Ensuring that after it falls, at least some of its pieces will stay with us.

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3 thoughts on “The Abandoned Hayes Family Farmhouse”

  1. I am new to your site. I am a photographer living in Florida since 1974. I was going through your Florida images and was immediately drawn to this one. It is my favorite.

    I adore history and old structures. I am going to enjoy your site for a long time to come.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lynne Hough

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