On 5/29/14 we took the following photos:
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
McAuley School, West Chicago, IL
We used to live in Geneva, and passed this school often. It is located west of West Chicago on Illinois Route 38 (Roosevelt Rd), south side of the street, address 1820. It is the McAuley School, District 27, and is now a museum and used for school field trips. We were on our way home from Milwaukee's Irish Fest in August 2008, and decided to come through our old neighborhood in the Chicago area. While there, we made sure we drove by this school to get some shots of it. Built in 1913 on site of an older building.