The OES visited the Rohr Road Brick House on March 16, 2002. We decided to check out the house after noticing a for sale sign for the home and surrounding property. The area was undergoing major industrial development and we were afraid the house would be lost to the bulldozer. From the looks of the house, it may have dated back to the late 1800s to early 1900s, but it could be much older. The greenhouse next door to the brick house owned the property and we were quickly run off by some workers there. They did not quite understand what we wished to do; to take photos to preserve the memory of the house before it was lost for good. We were able to take some external photos of the place before we were told to leave. The home seemed to be in good shape externally, but we were told that the inside had been vandalized by inconsiderate people who do not respect history and preservation of such places. We hoped to convince the owners to allow us inside, as it looked as if there would be some very interesting things inside.
Sadly, the home was destroyed by an arsonist's fire during the night of July 23, 2005. This is the very reason we do what we do, to create a record of abandoned and historical places before they are gone. Now, this is yet another home that time will forget, but at least a part of it will love on this website. Thanks to Mike Long for the update.