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, January 12, 2011

Boscobel, WI

Here's an interesting school on US61, two miles south of Boscobel, on the east side of the road.  Notice the steeple is in the rear of the building.  It was October 2008, and my mom was visiting from Alabama.  We were taking her on a trip up to some well-known apple orchards in Gays Mills, and this school was along our route of travel. Sign above the porch says "1864."


  1. I believe this is the school I went to in 1955/56. One room, one teacher, eight grades and two outhouses out back. Fond memories.