Origins

I grew up in a small Ohio town, and I rode the school bus from 1st through 12th grades. My bus ride always included a country road on which every school day we saw a one-room brick school house. (SW corner of Stine Rd and Enon-Xenia Pike). As the years went by, I watched this wonderful, familiar friend fall apart. After I married, the school really began to deteriorate. Every time we visited the area I would want to take a photo of the school, but never did. Finally, when we went specifically for the task, the school was gone. It was a huge loss for me and, since that time, whenever we pass a one-room school, it is a joy to stop to take a picture or two. Thus, our collection here and on our Iowa One Room Schools blog. :oD Jill

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rocky Point School


South of New London, Missouri, on U.S. 61.  Actually located on the east access road, one mile south of the exit for Highway F.  Converted to home.
Photographed 10/3/12

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Gilson School


Built 1874.  On north side of US150 east of Galesburg, .9 mile east of the junction of I-74.  Appears to be undergoing restoration.
Photographed 4/27/12

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Belden School

Used from 1859 to 1943.  About 6.5 miles east of Galena on U.S. 20 is the entrance to Galena Territory on the north side of the road.  As you enter, you must turn left (west) for about 2/10 mile to Blackhawk Trace.  Turn north and proceed 2 miles to West Wachter Rd, then turn east.  Proceed on W. Wachter for.4 mile to North Brodecht Rd and turn south.  Proceed 1.1 miles to Heatherdown Ln and turn west.  Follow this road for about a mile and the school will be on the right/north side, sitting well back from the road. (Be careful because just before it gets to the school, Heatherdown Ln turns left - straight is Deer Hollow Run.)  There is a sign just prior to the school, with a trail to follow back to it.  This is also the easiest way when arriving from east of Galena on U.S. 20 from Elizabeth.
Approaching the school from the hiking trail off of Heatherdown Ln.
Inside looking through the windows.
As seen from Heatherdown Ln.
Photographed on 3/31/12

Glen Hollow School.

On U.S. 20, go 3 miles east of Galena to Glen Hollow Rd and turn NE.  Proceed about 700 ft and the school will be on the south side of the road.  Preserved as residence.  Address is 7349 W. Glen Hollow.
Photographed 3/31/12

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Trenton, WI

About half-way between Beaver Dam and Waupun, WI, on US151,  is this old brick school.  It was on the Southeast corner of Breezy Point Road, about a mile northeast of County Route A.  The fire address of the house next to it said "Town of Trenton W7811"  Photos taken on 8/25/10.

Prairie Du Chein, WI

This monster probably had more than one room, but ya gotta admit, it is an interesting structure!  We shot this school on 11/29/09.  It is on US18 on the east side of town.

Minneola, MN

Also photographed on 8/9/09, this school is also on US52.  It is in Minneola, MN, about 1.5 miles north of Zumbrota, on the west side of the road.  As with the previous school, this one is now being used as a town hall.