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

Round Prairie #4, Hanson School

On the south edge of Waukon, on SR9 among the collection of buildings, railroad cars and such next to the Sweeny House of Clocks Museum.  Built in 1886 and used until 1968.  No information as to where it was relocated from.
These next shots were taken by shooting between curtains on the only two windows with the curtains parted a bit!
Photographed on 10/3/11

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