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, August 19, 2010

Hickory Grove School, Near Ogden, IA

Yesterday, after riding the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, we went to find the Shelly Memorial Bridge and found this school.  This school was relocated, but I don't know from where.  There is an old church and parsonage just east of it on the same corner.

This school can be found about 1 1/2 miles east of Ogden on the southwest corner of County route E41 (Lincoln Highway) and J Avenue.

The school was used from 1889 to 1956.

These new photos were taken on 10/10/15:

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