Leggett, Texas: The Burning House

Two East Texas artists took an old shotgun shack house, moved it to the side of a highway, and outfitted it with colorful flames. At the unattended site, visitors can leave comments in the mailbox.
US Hwy 59, Leggett, TX
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.
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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]

Burning house.

The Burning House

No one is there. Not worth a detour.

[Andy, 08/02/2015]

Burning house.

The Burning House

A bizarre house on the side of the road with what appear to be flames coming out of the windows. It seems you can't get too close, but there's a good spot to park and wonder why somebody would go to the trouble of creating an art installation so far from anything and with so little explanation.

[Stephen, 08/09/2013]

The Burning House is a 100-year-old shotgun shack augmented with big, multicolored canvas flames that jut from its windows. It was created by East Texas artists Clint and Emily Sloan Alexander. Visitors are invited to stop and leave comments in the mailbox. August 2015: Photo added.

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