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Blum, TX Lonely Chimney - Blum, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 08.575 W 097° 23.818
14S E 651188 N 3557402
Quick Description: A lonely chimney and porch stand at the crossroads of Blum, TX, at the intersection of FM 67 and FM 933.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2015 9:38:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMNBPQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
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Long Description:
The lot with these ruins stands across the street from a small park with a red granite Texas Historical Marker for Gus Bailey, noting his Civil War service with John Bell Hood, as well as his musical work, which includes "The Old Gray Mare." Bailey and his wife, Mollie, formed the Bailey Circus, and after he retired to Blum due to poor health, Mollie continued the act and enjoyed fame of her own. Note that this is not the "Bailey" of "Barnum and Bailey," though.

There is nothing here to suggest that these are the remains of anything notable, although Blum does or did have a historic home, the J.A. Taylor Home, and for all we know, this could be from that home. The chimney itself is formed by a metal cylinder, standing about 18' tall, and it is surrounded primarily by stone, although the inside component is of brick, and it looks like cinder blocks were put into place as reinforcement at some point. The chimney itself is collapsing, and there were once boards covering the inside section, probably to keep children from playing inside and getting hurt. What remains looks solid, but then again, this is a ruin, so be careful. One should also consider this to be private property, although the lot is otherwise vacant.
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