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, August 15, 2012

Nagle (Nagel?) School

This brick school is located at 1220 NW 78th Ave. on the south side of Ankeny.  The easiest way to locate it is to start at the intersection of Oralabor and Irvingdale Drive.  Cross Oralabor southbound to the first left turn, which is 78th, and acts as a frontage road for Oralabor.  The school will be about 100’ east of the intersection, on the south side.  It is used as an office by Warren Transport.
Photographed 8/13/12

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