15 haunting photos of the abandoned Honky Ranch Treehouse in Brooksville, Florida
If you drive about an hour and half west of Orlando you might pass through the small town of Brooksville, Florida, home of the Honky Ranch Treehouse.
This three-story Victorian-style dwelling was built in the early 1970s amongst four live oak trees on the property of James T. Walker, an aviator, steel entrepreneur (JT Walker Industries), and cattleman.
The treehouse was built for Walker's grandchildren, but after his death in 2003, the main building–as well as the treehouse–began to decay due to neglect, vandalism and squatters.
After his death, his property in Brooksville was abandoned, though it is still owned by J. T. Walker Industries. The buildings on the property have been vandalized throughout the years, for example, police arrived for training drills to find two men stealing copper wiring in 2007. A few years later, marijuana was found growing inside one of the greenhouses on the property.
On October 11, 2015, it was discovered that the Honky Ranch Treehouse was torn down. The photos you see here were shot in 2012 by AbandonedFl.com.