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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Jackson Township, Sandusky School


Built about 1875, used as Indian School for 70 years.  At 3416 Mississippi River Road (SE corner of 341st St) in Sandusky, south of town on east side of road.  Faced north.  Made into home, with addition on the north side, and doubled to the east side.  Bell tower still in yard.
This photo comes from the owner via Val Root's Facebook schools posts.  It is of the school before converted to a home.
These first photos are of the flag pole with a stone at its base, and the stone has an "Iowa Standard School" plaque.  Then there is the bell tower in the yard.
This photo is of the entire house.  The section which was the school is on the south/right side of the photo.  The owner said the original section starts right between the two small windows where the electric meter is.
This end is the original school structure, although it has been widened to the east side.  The chimney appears to be in the original location.
This is a close-up of the original section converted.
Photographed 9/14/13

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