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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Littleport School

From Elkader, proceed south on SR13 about 2 miles to County Road X3C and turn east.  Proceed about 2 miles to CR X21 and proceed south to Littleport.  This school, at 155 W. Main, was used a the public library for a while, but is now trashed and full of all sorts of junk.
Photographed 10/3/11

UPDATE 11/13/16:  This school was burned for firefighter training in the summer of 2016.

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