|The Home of Henry Fox, 2007|
|The Barn of Henry Fox, 2007|
What a surprise we had when we arrived in Jerome. The house and barn were still standing and in reasonably good condition. I knocked on the door to contact the owners but to no avail. Later I learned that a real estate developer owned the house.
Today as I was trying to create a new map to share on this blog, I noticed on Google Maps that there was some construction in the area. The barn was gone. By using Google Earth's historical imagery I was able to determine that the barn was taken down sometime between 2007 and 2009. I wish that I could have gone inside the barn back in 2007. It is disappointing that we can't save all our old buildings. In the name of progress, I guess. There is something about walking in the same place that your ancestors once walked.
1. Atlas of Union County Ohio, A.S. Mowry, C. E., Harrison, Sutton & Hale, Philadelphia, 1877
2. Google Maps Engine, Google Imagery 2013 Digital Globe, State of Ohio / OSIP, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency.