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

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dover #4, Willow Spring School

This school, built in 1912, was found on Iowa SR150 a few miles north of Eldorado, just north of King Rd, on the west side of the highway.  Photographed 6/29/08.
This next photo was taken on 8/1/11.  The brush around the school has been cleared away and it looks like they are restoring it.
Two more photos from 8/1/12

UPDATE 3/17/18:  Look at the great restoration which has been accomplished!

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