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

Davenport, IA

Here is a school we have seen a few times but thought it was a replica.  We found out it wasn't, that it was moved to its present location from the 4900 block in Davenport on the west side of Brady St, and fixed up as a museum.  This school is at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, where we go for the annual Highland Games.  We took this photo in August 2008 at the end of the games when the sun was on it.  The school is from District No. 9 and was built in 1877.

The following photo was posted on "The Forgotten Iowa Historical Society" Facebook page, and was taken in the early 1960s at its original site.

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