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

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Independence, IA

We had been up to Independence several times and had shopped in this store before we finally decided to take a shot of it in October 2005 - after verifying it was indeed a school!  The store manager did not know where it came from, but she did say it was moved to its present location on old U.S.20 west of downtown.

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