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

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

College Twp #? Western

South of Cedar Rapids is the village of Western.  The Cedar Rapids Gazette, 7/19/06, had an article about the village and accompanying the article was a photo of this school, converted to a house.  The owner said it still had the original chalkboards when he bought it.  It is located just west of the SW corner of Club Road and Western College Road.  To find it from Cedar Rapids you use Wright Brothers Blvd east of I-380 and turn south on Club Rd.  Proceed south into Western and turn west on Western College Rd.  The fire number address is 909.
(Photos taken 8/10/11.  Previously posted with a photo from 2006)

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