The Van Dolah Farm

Recently I asked if anyone recognized this photo. It didn’t take long for readers to answer the question, as you can see from the comments below.

Query photo

So, I dived back into my files and found two more photographs of the farm that were sent to me awhile back by one of my readers–a before and after pair of photos, if ever there was one.

Before:

The old Van Dolah house in the 1920s

The old Van Dolah house in the 1920s

After:

The Van Dolah house in the 1990s

The Van Dolah house in the 1990s

So many houses get demolished once they start to look like this house did in the 1920s. But this beautiful place shows that demolition is rarely justified.