Helen Keller House

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On our trips to Southold (Eastern Long Island), we’ve often passed this abandoned house. However I’ve always driven past, and never gotten out of the car to take a look. When we went on our photography expedition last weekend, I knew it would be an interesting place to take photos.

The place was fascinating. You just felt it had a history beyond your imagination. Even the trees were different from those you normally see.

Anyway … here’s the story, according to today’s article in Newsweek by Carol Polsky.

“The Bavarian Tudor-style house on Shelter Island Sound was taken over from private owners in 1968 and left to decay …

“Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan stayed there, and it is just unique looking” [Troy said]. “I’ve never seen a house that looks even close to this one.”

Broken windows.

Falling apart.

Overall impression … this is incredibly sad. But I got some great pictures. And it was fuel for the imagination.  There is apparently a facebook page directed at saving this house. I really hope that they do.

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