I stopped by before heading out to Austin. I had been passing over too many times. I always wanted to check it out and I haven’t had an opportunity until last night. It indeed is an abandoned building. The sign said “no trespassing” and well, you know me, I trespassed anyway. I was careful, not stepping on anything or rattlesnakes. I brought my headlights on. It has never been mowed at all. I saw the huge spider on the web hanging on the limb without disturbance from me. I realized I was too close to try a picture. I went out of the front yard, back on the street. I found a perfect spot on the corner. It’s creepy though.
I stopped at the gas station, asking the cashier if she knew anything about this ghost town. All I learned a little what it was about.
Mr. Winkelman moved the buildings on to the property from different areas around Texas. He wanted to make it a town for bed and breakfast and little cafes. The area never took off due to family issues. It is inhabited by squatters now and the land is owned by a person in California.
When I got home, I googled to get more information and there were so little. That’s all I know as I mentioned above.
Approximately 5 miles East of Brenham, on eastbound side of US 290. At the intersection of US 290 and Indian Paint Brush Road.
d Chapel Hill, TX.