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

Union Star School

Built ca. 1890.  Originally located at the junction/turn of 130th St and J Ave.  Moved to .25 mile north of 138th St, on I Ave; address is 1352.  Now used as a garage.

This first photo is from Owen Jone's book, One-Room School Houses: Iowa County, Iowa 1844 - 1966. 
The following three photos were taken at its current location, on the north side of the owner's house.
Photographed 8/25/12

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