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

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Highlandville School

Built in 1911, closed in 1964.  Actually has two rooms.  Was cleaned up in 1973 and is now used as a community center.  Highlandville is about 15 miles NNE of Decorah, on Country Route A24/Highlandville Rd.  As you come into town, you will see the Highlandville General Store on the north side of the road.  Just past the store is a bridge, and as soon as you cross the bridge there is a drive on the left that goes back to the school.
Photos taken on 8/1/11

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