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, October 5, 2011

Lycurgus School

The little community of Lycurgus is about six miles northeast of Waukon on State Route 9.  There is a Catholic Church on that corner of Lycurgus Rd.  However, to find this school you need to drive about a mile to the next road, which is French Creek Rd.  The school sits back just a bit from the northeast corner, with an electric power station in front of it.  This huge stone structure has a second floor with another room.  The school was built ca.1870.  It was still in operation ca.1940 because I found information on the ‘net about someone attending there.
Photographed on 10/3/11

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