Pat Starnes Snippets: Friday Photos ~ If Walls Could Talk

Friday Photos ~ If Walls Could Talk

Friday Photos This Old House by Pat Starnes

Oh, the stories this house could tell if walls could talk. There's not much left of the old homeplace; the siding and tin roof have seen better days.

This house has been a landmark for many years along Highway 471 in Brandon. I haven't researched the property to see who owns it. My guess is that it's either tied up in a family estate or someone is patiently waiting for expansion of the highway.

I stopped my car on the side of the road to take the photo. While sitting there, one of Brandon's finest pulled up behind me to make sure I didn't need assistance. I flagged him on by and thanked him for stopping.

Thanks to the Brandon Police Department and ALL our men in blue for keeping us safe!


If walls could talk!

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Ridgeland, MS 39157

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Comment balloon 15 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • August 17 2017 09:21PM


Hi Pat oh if walls could talk we would hear a lot of stories. I don't see old houses like this in Phoenix but when I live in CO I did from time to time.

Posted by Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling, Phoenix Real Estate Agent (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 2 years ago


What a wonderful picture.  And it is nice that the police stopped to make sure you are safe. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 years ago

Pat, I think you should list it as a "Cosmetic Fixer."  It ought to make the phone ring from flippers.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS Pat, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 years ago

Great shot Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS  no fair confusing me on Thursday that it is Friday

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 years ago

Hi Pat

That is quite a place, and you can just imagine the many lives that have come and gone here. We see properties like this here in California but they tend to be quite a ways inland, and few and far between.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat - I don't think there's anything left to "fix". Thanks for featuring the photo.

Hannah Williams - I didn't mean for it to post until today. The scheduler malfunctioned, user error!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) about 2 years ago

This reminds me of the house at the end of the movie A Trip to Bountiful.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 2 years ago

Such a great looking home, it is such a shame when people don't keep nice things in good condition.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 2 years ago

Hello Pat

Love the photo and at one time this home was a beautiful home, featured to the group:


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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 2 years ago

That is an old home and shows nobody has been around in a very long time. I sometimes think that the families that own these have so much money they just never get around to doing something with them.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Oh, yes, if only the walls could talk - a bit of a history lesson, I'm sure we'd here, Pat! 

Great shot and I'm happy to hear that the Brandon Police cared enough to stop and be sure you were okay too!

Happy Thursday, Pat!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 2 years ago

It is just so sad to see houses like this one. We do not have too many of them anymore, usually local investors are very proactive trying to reach the owner. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 2 years ago

I find old buildings like this, especially homes, very interesting. I would love to know it's history.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 2 years ago

That is just one of the coolest things about old houses like that!  I, too, just love to imagine the lives of the people that lived there at one time...

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) almost 2 years ago

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