This school was originally located on the corner of the Lawrence Heitmann farm, and sat on the SE corner of 210th St. and J Ave. According to information in Owen Jones' book, One-Room School Houses: Iowa County, Iowa 1844 - 1966, "After closing at the end of the term in 1957, the school building was moved 1/2 mile north and is still being used as a machine shed on the Steve Heitmann farm." It sits behind the house (east of the house) and faces south. Also according to the book, Heitmann still has the original merry-go-round from the playground.
The shortest way to locate this school would be to use County Highway V66 between Marengo and I-80. About a mile north of I-80 is 210th St, on which you need to proceed west. 210th dead-ends at J Ave. Farm address is 2046 J Ave.
This first photo is scanned from the above mentioned book just so you can see what the school originally looked like.
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