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, September 21, 2013

Greene #7, Franklin School

Last class was 1962.  Originally located at NE corner of 330th St and Y Ave in the SE corner of Iowa County.  Was moved one mile west to the Horak Farm, at the SE corner of 330th St and WW Ave.  Used as a garage.

The first photo is from Ruth King, via Owen Jones' book, "One -Room School Houses: Iowa County, Iowa 1844 - 1966."

Photographed on 9/21/13

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