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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jackson Township #1

On Indiana SR3, west side just north of jct N.25E.  School built in 1891.  Residence.

Seen from the south

Photographed 9/11/14

Saturday, September 13, 2014


On Indiana State Route 38, north side of the road, just east of town.  Looks to be a 4-room school.  

Photographed on 8 September 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Harmony School, District 53

Here's a school we learned about from an employee at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City.
The school was used from 1857 to 1997, but this is the second building, which was constructed in 1879.  From SR2 and U.S.75, proceed south on U.S. 75 for 7 miles to Q Rd (Q is also 3.6 miles south of the airport entrance).  Turn west on Q and proceed 3/4 mile.  School is on the north side.  Used as a residence.
Photographed on 8/2/14

Baker School, District 18

One of the tour guides for the Kregel Windmill Museum in Nebraska City told us about this school, so we went out to find it.
West of Nebraska City.  Used 1869 to 1981.  South side of old SR2/I Road, about 100 ft east of SE corner of 52 road, 3 miles west of Q road.
Photographed 8/1/14

Nebraska City Unknown School

NE corner of 1st Corso and 15th St.  Possibly original site.  Was previously used as a house and a theater, now used as a church.  Right side addition.
Photographed 7/31/14

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