Monday, September 7, 2009

Old factory?


We found this place down a side road in Summerfield, Florida. At first we thought it was an abandoned school, but then concluded it was probably an old factory of some sort. The property was fenced, gated and locked up, so we couldn't get close. There is some writing at the top of the building, but we were not able to make it out.

Rather a spooky place just sitting there going to ruin.

Shooting into the sun created a lens flare.

16 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a pity to see this place so abandoned. I think this building can have a beautiful story.
God bless you
Léia

brattcat said...

This is such an interesting old building. I'm glad you stopped to investigate. It makes a worthy subject for your lens.

amit gupta said...

spooky indeed ...love such stuff....thanks Jacob...u made my day....
regards

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

A spooky place, indeed! I wonder what it will look like in HDR. Awesome find!

joo said...

It's a building which could be beautiful!!! Here there is very popular to convert those kind of places into fancy flats or restaurants - hope someone will try to do soemthing about the building there:)

Chris said...

Beautiful. Unstoppable effect of time!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It looks like...hmmmm...an old factory, I think. So many windows! Could it have been a facory where clothing or shoes were made? The building is spooky now but was probably a handsome building way back when.

amatamari© said...

The photography is really beautiful: great charm
of abandoned places!

Cindy said...

Wow, I've missed a few posts. This is a great building. Looks a little spooky though. I think it might be the angle of the shot. Reminds me of something out of a old horror movie. Wonder what it looks like at night.

It's very beautiful though.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I drove by the building today. We have always wondered what the building had been used for. Today for some reason we could read the words on the building. It says, Summerfield School. We were actually searching for Summerfield, Fl history when we found this site. Great picture! and if anyone can tell us anything about the building, that would be great.

Anonymous said...

I live in summerfield and we stop by alot... its a school! the first in the town! on the top of the building it say "SUMMERFIELD SCHOOL"

Anonymous said...

I live in Summerfield & am wondering the location of this building.

vicki carmel said...

This building was the first elementry school in summerfield I would love to make this a shelter for women and children in need of a place to start a new life of independance. just don't have any backing for it.

Lowell said...

@ Vickie: Thanks for stopping by. Hope you get some backing 'cause I think your idea is wonderful!

sherry said...

this was a elementary school i went there in the 60's the lunch room was in the back of the school the grades were 1st to 6th.

Lowell said...

Thanks for the info, Sherry.