After we explored the Forbes area we headed North towards Merricourt. This was another location that we found through the GhostsOfNorthDakota.com website. Merricourt was completely uninhabited. The only sign of life was the local farmer harvesting corn on the North side of town. There were several buildings and homes in town – all of which we would have loved to shoot inside and out, if not for the NO TRESPASSING signs everywhere :-/ I can’t blame the owners though, I wouldn’t want my property vandalized. Seeing very little opportunity here, we moved on.
It wasn’t long until we found another abandoned farmstead West of town. This farmstead had some really amazing texture in the flaky, pealing paint of the two-story house. The crown moldings and trim where in surprisingly great condition. This little gem is in its prime. A finite moment; a balance between what was and the inevitable decay to come.