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, October 5, 2011

Franklin Township #?, The Red School

This school was built in 1874, and was painted red in 1883.  The school operated until 1967.  It was moved to the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in 1978.  The fairgrounds are located on the east side of SR9, on the north side of Waukon.
These next photos were taken by holding the camera above the the curtains in the back windows.  For a fairly short guy like me, it was a tip-toe operation!
Photographed on 10/3/11

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