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

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Graham #5, Summit School

Proceed north of Iowa City on State Highway 1 for about 1 mile north of I-80, to Rapid Creek Road, and turn east.  About 4 miles NE on this road it will dead-end at 280th St.  The school will be on the north side of 280th just east of this intersection, fire number 5242.  My 1912 map makes it appear to be sitting about 1,000 to 1,500 feet east of this position, but the map is not always that accurate, so this may or may not be the original location.  It has been turned into a machine shed.
Photographed 4/6/12

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