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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Elmira School, Elmira, IL

Southeast of the town of Kewanee is the little hamlet of Elmira.  This worn out school can be found on the north side of state highway 93, just east of Elmira Rd.  Any information about this school would be appreciated.

This next one shows the brick foundation:
This last shot was taken from Elmira Rd so we could see the back has a door (we could see the back door through the front) like the front.  We could not get a view from the north due to trees blocking.

Photographed on 10/20/16

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