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

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hopkinton, IA

On one of our scenic day drives northeast of Iowa, we came across this house made from a school, 4 miles NW of Hopkinton.  It is on Iowa SR38, at the NE corner of Ridge Rd.  We had parked on the shoulder to take the photo and a lady came out wanting to know what we were doing.  I told her we were pretty sure her house was an old school and that we like taking shots of old schools.  She verified it was indeed a school, but she didn't know much about it because it was already converted when they bought it.
update 3/13/11  Two new photos.  From Delhi this school is 3 miles SE.

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