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, August 15, 2012

Pleasant Corners School


No information found about where Pleasant Corners school was moved from, or the date it was built.  It is located NW of the downtown Des Moines, area at 1350 E. Washington Ave.  This is at the NW corner of Washington and E. 14th St.  There is a brick building at this corner which used to be Whittier School, which faces Washington St.  Apparently at one time Pleasant Corners was moved here as an addition to the school on its north side.  By 1998 the building was used as the Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa, but appeared to be vacant at the time of our photo.  I was told by the neighbor on the north side of the school that the Pleasant Corners building is to be made into an art gallery.
Photographed 8/13/12

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