To capture a rustic building, it’s important to capture what you see and how you see it. After all, you took a second look at a specific rustic building because you saw something that, in your opinion, was absolutely beautiful!

When I see a rustic building I like, you can be certain it probably has something to do with the wood. I love wood. There are so many colors, knots, grains and sizes that no two rustic buildings will ever look exactly alike. Close, but not exact.

The rustic building below was photographed in Moselle, Missouri.

Moselle is an unincorporated community located in Franklin County, Missouri. It is largely abandoned. It’s located about five miles northeast of St. Clair, Missouri. The community was incorporated as a town in 1897 (It has since been unincorporated). It’s named after the Moselle River or Moselle département in France.

The town had a depot of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, and was a shipping point for the Moselle Iron Works, located about a mile southeast, on the banks of the Meramec River. The Moselle Iron Furnace Stack, active 1825-1849, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

I don’t know the story behind this particular old building, but I do know that it made for some beautiful photography. Stores or homes like this were once thriving pieces of the community but have been abandoned for bigger and better dreams. Hopefully.

Please feel free to share my photographs of the old building with your family and friends.

Jimmy Harmon is an award winning, published photographer using professional Sony photography equipment. From Senior Portraits and real estate photography to weddings and model shoots, contact Jimmy Harmon for your professional photography needs.

Jimmy is available to travel anywhere in the United States.