Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Photos of Densmore, a Norton County dead town

I want to thank Lois Archer who provided me with these photos of Densmore. Densmore is in Norton County - a little town where just a handful of people of reside. This ghost town, however, has several old structures still standing, giving those who pass through a glimpse of what was once a vibrant town.

The elevator. It no longer is in operation. The railroad tracks are long gone, too.

Only about four homes are occupied in Densmore. I don't believe this is one of them.

I believe this is the old station/shop.

The Catholic Church. It's among one of the best structures still standing. It closed in the early 1990s.

An old dilapidated home in Densmore.

Here's another one of Densmore's many old homes. It looks like it was really stately at one time.

An old water well - cool.

There are several empty, old houses in Densmore.

Target practice.

Here's the steps going to the Free Methodist Church at Densmore.

Free Methodist Church

Free Methodist Church

Inside the church, you can still see the woodwork.

It appears the church once had a balcony.

Perhaps this area was where the minister stood.

Anyone need to go to the bathroom? :)

Densmore school.

Densmore school. Both the elementary and high school closed in the 1960s. The high school closed first, in 1965.

One of the Densmore schools. What remains.

Densmore school.

One of the old schools at Densmore. There isn't much left.