This is another school reported in the Cedar Rapids Gazette (10/3/05), and which we then had to go see on 10/23/05. When we took these photos we found the school in the northeast corner of Linn County, a mile west of the Jones county line. It was on Frozen Hill Road, on the SE corner of the junction with Old Church Rd. It stopped operating as a school shortly after the end of WWII and the people who bought the land it sits on were going to make it into a house, but that never happened and the building deteriorated. They decided to give the building away and finally someone acquired it to move it and make into a cabin. We took these photos before they moved it. We do not know where it was moved to.
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