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 7, 2010

Near Eldora, IA

On down the road from the previous post, still on Iowa SR 175, we found this one.  It was on the SW corner of OO Avenue, west of Eldora and about 1.25 miles east of US 65.  It was up on a hill and pretty much surrounded by trees except from this angle.

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