Douglas County, in Central Washington State has one of the highest concentrations of abandoned farm houses and old barns of anywhere in the state.

This series documents the remains of a period of time when the small farmer was the mainstay of our agricultural economy. The owners of these farms thrived in the harsh elements of cold winters and hot summers. Throughout this project, you will modest, small family farm houses all the way to upscale brick houses, along with the barns/windmills that supported their activities.

With larger farms becoming the norm, the small farms were sold off and combined into the larger operations, leaving many rural properties vacant. Gladly, most of these old farm houses and barns have been left to be slowly reclaimed by nature.

This is a select collection of rural landscape photography images from that area that I captured during 2013. I’m now making these images available as affordable black and white fine art prints.
Abandoned Two-Story Farmhouse, P Road NW, Waterville, Washington, May 2013Old Farm, Baseline Road, Waterville, Washington, May 2013Abandoned House & Barn, Alstown, Washington, May 2013Abandoned House in the Landscape, Alstown, Washington, May 2013Abandoned Farmhouse, Alstwon, Washington, May 2013Window of an Abandoned House, Alstown, Washington, May 2013Abandoned Root Cellar, Alstown, washington, May 2013Abandoned Barns, K Rd, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Old Windmill, Road 1 SW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Full Moon Rising, K Rd SW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned House, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned House, Q Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned House, Road O NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned Farm House, O Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned Farm House, 8-1/2 Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned Barn, 8-1/2 Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Lamoine School House, Lamoine, Washington, May 2013Abandoned Brick House, D Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned House, D Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013Abandoned Farmstead, D Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013