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

Montrose Township, Nashville School

From Montrose go south on 270th Ave to 3102 270th.  From Keokuk, one could also come up Middle Road (270th Ave) or via the Mississippi River Road to 320th St and then west to 270th Ave and then go north.  The school was a single-story frame house, but had a basement and second story added to make a house.  It sits back a bit from the road as 270th turns 90 degrees from the south to the west, and it is in the NE corner.  Bad shape.
Students from the Galland School were transferred here.

The first shot gives an idea of the view from the road.
Photographed 9/14/13

The following photo by Val Root shows an unobstructed view:

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