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, September 12, 2011

Union #1, Zion School

From Iowa City, junction of I-380 and Melrose Ave/IWV Rd, proceed west on IWV Rd for one mile to the intersection of Hurt Rd.  The school is on the SE corner, although Hurt does not extend south past IWV.  It is was used as a residence but is now derelict.  The first shot is looking at the NW corner of the house.
The next two shots are from the east side.
Photographs taken 12/31/11 replacing older ones.

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