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

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


  1. Glenn, I've taken many photos of one room schoolhouses in Indiana--every township had one--they are quickly disappearing just like the covered bridges and steel bridges--I can send you some pics if you're interested--Rick

  2. Hi Rick,
    Sure, that would be interesting. Along with any data you have for them. just use the e-mail on my profile.