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

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Liberty #6, Round Grove School

One day in July 2004 we were coming home from Davenport and we decided to take a back road scenic tour.  We were on Iowa State Highway 130 when we came across this huge stone school at the NW corner 35th Avenue, east of New Liberty.  It was owned by a farmer, who stored hay and other stuff in it.

The following photos were taken on 11/27/13

UPDATE 6/6/15:  This school burned on 25 April 2014.  On 6/4/15, we drove past the site and this photo shows where this school stood.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has since burned down.

http://qctimes.com/news/local/old-one-room-rural-school-burns/article_b1c4ef14-5693-534c-9da3-45c40d8c0be6.html

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Thank you for this information. I printed the article to put with the photos.