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

Monday, August 16, 2010

Carroll Township #6, Iowa

Once we arrived in Clutier, we found the school with work being done on the front stoop and the bell tower.  Tom said this was exactly what #5 looked like before it was a barn, except that the one side has only one window; instead, the back has windows. (The cloak room on each side also had a window)  It had to do with which way faced the sun.  Since the back had windows, the class faced the virtually-windowless side which had blackboards.

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