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, July 4, 2011

Marshall Center #5, Cedar Falls

Another school photographed on 6/29/11.  This one is in Cedar Falls on the University of Northern Iowa campus.  On 23rd St., one block east of Hudson Rd, set back on the south side of 23rd at Minnesota St.
This school was moved a long distance, originally being located near Laurens in Pocahontas County.  It was built in either 1893 or 1898 - two signs giving two dates - and used until 1944.

For a very complete history of this school, go to http://www.uni.edu/museum/ruralschool/MarshallCenter

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