Woodford Dale Hall seems beyond beyond repair and even too far gone to be used as a barn anymore.
I found this quote from the Clarence and Richmond Examiner of June 29th 1909, it made me feel melancholic.
"The opening social was hold in the new hall at Woodford Dale on Wednesday evening. The attendance numbered 70, and dancing commenced at 8.30. A bountiful supper, provided by lady friends, was par-
taken of at midnight. The music was gratuitously supplied by Miss Amos (piano), and Mr. J. Gillespie (violin). The duties of M.C. were faithfully carried out by Mr. D. Archer. Some pretty dresses were worn, the most conspicuous being Mrs. C. Wallwork, white silk, trimmed with medallions." and on it went describing the girls gowns......I don't know whether I would like to drive past this quiet spot at night, are spectral beings swathed in their fineries laughing and dancing into the wee hours remembering things long past?
Woodford Dale is now really only a locality but it still has one important building left, however, tomorrow (Tuesday) it will close after 144 years of operation....stay tuned.
This is a Barn Charm Post. Click here to view Tricia's Missouri based meme on Barns.