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, March 13, 2011

Milo #7, Hopkinton

This school is in the town of Hopkinton, one block north of IA38.  It is on 4th St, next to a 1901 Presbyterian Church on the corner of College.  These buildings are part of a historical complex consisting mostly of the old Lenox College, and are across College St from the college.  The College operated from 1859 until 1944, and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

Milo School was built in August 1880, and was moved to this location from the James Worm Farm, two miles east of Ryan, IA.  Notice it also has the wooden flag pole.  Someone had recently broken one of the windows, and you can see the plywood covering while it awaits repair.

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