Yesterday when we went to look for this one we discovered just how inaccurate directions can be! Information we had was from a university study, but their directions led us on a 40 min goose-chase until we accidentally came across Hardscrabble Road (not even mentioned in the directions) and assumed it would lead to the school. ARGH!
So if you're looking for this one, from Monticello, IA you must head west on D62 for 4.3 miles to 205th Avenue and turn north. After traveling .7 mile you will intersect Hardscrabble Road and continue north for another 1.5 miles to the school. If you miss 205th Ave, the next road you will come to on the right is Hardscrabble, but I didn't get the distance (about a mile, though).
This school was used from early 1870s until 1959 and is now a private residence. The greater percentage of its students were Indians.
Not being able to get on the property, all these were photographed with a telephoto lens.
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