ORIGINS

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

Friday, April 9, 2010

Jackson #6, Antioch School

Built in 1872, the Antioch School is the first school Grant Wood attended, which is why it has been restored.  It is located on Iowa State Highway 64 east of Anamosa, 3.3 miles east of US151.  We took these photos on 5/1/11, replacing an older photo on this post.

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