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 the one with schools in other states. Jill :oD
Used ca.1849 to 1955. From SR2 west of Ft. Madison, go north on Golden Rd about 1.7 miles. It is just north of 235th St on the west side of Golden Rd. Information I was given shows it as having been a German School. New chimney on the north side.
SW of Kalona, at the SE corner of Kiwi Ave and 130th St. Best accessed from going west on Highway 22 from Kalona about 2.5 miles to Juniper Ave, then turning south. Proceed to 130th and turn east and 130th ends at Kiwi. A house has been built behind the school.
ESE of Keota. Located at the NE corner of Elm Ave and 210th St. Moved back from original location, but outhouse remains on original site, and the bell is also by the newer house on the original school site. Converted for farm use.