Usher House, Shawnee

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Wyatt Morgan writes: This house belonged to Mr. James Usher and Mrs. Pearl Padgett Usher. She lived in the house well into her 90s. She died in the late 80s. They both are buried in the local church cemetery. The family still owns the house and the inside is the exact same as it was the day she died. I am 37 and she used to baby sit me. We would eat rice crispy treats cereal next to the wood burning stove in the kitchen she still to cooked with….with the help of the occasional hot plate.

6 thoughts on “Usher House, Shawnee

  1. Wyatt Morgan

    This house belonged to Mr. James Usher and Mrs. Pearl Padgett Usher. She lived in the house well into her 90s. She died in the late 80s. They both are buried in the local church cemetery. The family still owns the house and the inside is the exact same as it was the day she died. I am 37 and she used to baby sit me. We would eat rice crispy treats cereal next to the wood burning stove in the kitchen she still to cooked with….with the help of the occasional hot plate.

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  2. Peggy Anderson

    All your images are extraordinary and I really appreciate seeing them. There are some though, that pull me back for a precious second sometimes third look, and this is one of them. As a matter of fact, I have looked at it daily since it was posted. I try to imagine how much love, hurt, sadness, joy, and prayers those walls have heard. I know I fall short in trying to piece together some of those things,

    Again, thank you so much for sharing. You have made this world a better place by documenting these wonderful places.

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  3. Pat Gresley

    Hi Brian,
    Are the homes like this that you photograph, only used part of the year, or are they abandoned?
    It seems like a young couple with some ambition and a bit of elbow grease….could turn these back into nice places to live.
    I hate to see a house which has good possibilities….go to waste.
    Pat

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  4. Peggy Anderson

    My grandparents lived in a home just like this in Banks County. It was always a great treat to visit them and see the house. Down the left was the “parlor”, dining room, and the kitchen. There was a hall that extended the length of the house and the bedrooms were down the right. This photograph has really stirred some great memories.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Connie McGhee

    Just imagine this adorable, welcoming home in it’s heyday. I would love to have lived here. I always say, “Tell me the story.”

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