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Leggett, Texas: The Burning House (Gone)

Two East Texas artists took an old shotgun shack house, moved it to the side of a highway, and outfitted it with colorful flames shooting out its windows. At the unattended site, visitors could leave comments in the mailbox. Gradually decayed for years, reported gone July 2023.

On the northbound side of US Hwy 59. Either one mile north of the gas station in Leggett, or a quarter-mile south of the rest area south of Seven Oaks.
Reported gone July 2023.

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The Burning House

The house appears to have been disassembled. The flames are gone and the windows are boarded up.

[Christin Higdon, 07/31/2023]

The Burning House, 2020.

The Burning House

The fence is locked so I was unable to get close to the house. The grass is overgrown and some of the flames are no longer in the windows.

[Michelle Overturf, 05/24/2020]
The Burning House

Several of the flames coming from the windows are no longer there, and the effect is not really kept up. Behind a fence so you couldn't get to it.

[J. Hood, 05/23/2020]

Burning House.

The Burning House

If the app hadn't told me it was supposed to look like burning flames I would have thought it was some kind of sea creature or monster fingers sticking out. Bizarre to see this along the side of the highway. What some people spend their time and money on sure is interesting.

[Nina, 06/10/2017]

The Burning House

The Burning House

The "flames" were wrapped in unlit Christmas lights. Would be interesting to see lit up at night.

Gate was shut, so parking on premises wasn't possible. Safest choice for parking is at nearby rest area on northbound side of Hwy 59, then take a short hike to the house. Take a paper and pen along to drop a note in the "comments" mailbox.

[O'Neal, 11/06/2015]

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