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

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wayne #6, Edinburg, IA

From Amber, IA, go two miles east on County Home Rd E23 and this will be on the NE corner of 140th Avenue, about 1 mile west of Edinburg.

I previously posted shots of this school, which were taken in 2006, but those were taken with too much growth around the school so you couldn't see a whole lot.  I deleted those shots.  These shots were taken today as we headed out to find it again.  Since our last time there, the outside has been painted, but nothing else appears to have been done to prevent this school from further deterioration.

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