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 15, 2010

Butler #2, Walnut Grove

On 4/12/09 we took a drive over to Davenport and have lunch at Cracker Barrel.  Afterwards we decided to drive around in that area to see what we could see for fun - up a bit north of town, then east to the Mississippi River, and then back down to Cracker Barrel for late dessert before heading home.  Well, we came across this small community which is now a historical center.  The school is on its original location and is now a museum.  It operated from 1870 to 1967.  Walnut Grove is just over two miles east of US61 on Country Road F33.  The photo shown was taken in 1898.

The following photos were taken on 10/14/16, when we had an inside tour.  Notice the new roof, and the school was also repainted.

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