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

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

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