“As we live and as we are, Simplicity – with a capital “S” – is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means.” –Frank Lloyd Wright, The Natural House
The following are pictures of a very fine example of rural Texas vernacular architecture located off Hwy 281 just north of Jacksboro, Texas.
Decaying structures such as these are scattered up and down Texas highways. Ramshackle with a capital R, this shell of a former home is simple nonetheless. Both fascinating and haunting, much can be learned of what is “good” architecture from these falling down places.