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

Greenup, IL

This school seems to have more than one room, but Jill liked the architecture so we shot it and keep it in our school collection.  We saw this school on 5/25/05 just west of Greenup, IL on US40.  The stone beside the front entrance said: "Hamilton Dist. No. 3, 1902."


  1. I used to live here! Yes, it does have more than one room. Quite a few actually. There are 6 rooms upstairs plus an extra space where my parents always told me the bell used to be.

  2. How about before modification to a house? Were there any rooms upstairs or were they just downstairs?