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Abandoned Buildings between Matson and Augusta

What were these buildings? Stopped off the trail to explore these abandoned buildings between Matson and Augusta. They're right off the trail. A couple of them look like old concession stands or snack shacks of some sort. One large shed had a sign on it for an antique store, but I can't remember the names on it. Location is viewable on Google maps.
posted Oct 13 2016 10:51AM - Brandon Judd

I believe that it was like a farmer's market, antique store, place where the kids could ride ponies, etc. Evidently it was a commercial failure. I remember going by it a few years ago when it wasn't in such disrepair.
posted Oct 13 2016 1:13PM - Jerry Whittle, Belleville Illinois

There's an old classic car in that barn too. Could be worth something?
posted Oct 17 2016 7:01AM - George H.

I believe you mean "My Grandpas Farm". It used to be a small attraction for the trail, as the above comment states, and was a sort of carnival for trail goers. I believe it was sold, then abandoned. Now sadly, I believe the main barn has burned down somehow. I can't think of any other abandoned buildings near Matson. Hope this helps!
posted Oct 17 2016 9:17AM - Will

Yeah, I ride past this section a lot. The barn burned down sometime this summer. The car inside it was a mid 90's Dodge Stealth R/T...might have been worth something at one point but not anymore. Seems like it could have been a pretty fun little attraction while it was in operation. Looks like it's been abandoned for at least 10 years.
posted Oct 17 2016 10:50AM - JJ, Lake Saint Louis

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