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

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Honey Creek #7

From Victor, proceed north on SR21 to one mile north of 160th Ave, and the school will be on the west side of the road, now converted into a house.  Since the school was closed, the hill the highway is on has been cut down, so the house looks to be sitting higher on a hill than in the old photographs.

The first photograph is from Owen Jones' book, One-Room School Houses: Iowa County, Iowa 1844 - 1966.  The school faces east, at the road.
The next photo is taken from street level, looking at the front of the school.
This next photo is taken from street level, looking at the NE corner.
This last photo is looking at the south side of the house.
Photographed 8/25/12

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