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

Friday, November 15, 2013

North River School

Stone schools usually date from the mid-to-late 1800s, and this one is from 1874.  To find this one you drive four miles north of Winterset on US169 to North River School Road, and turn west.  Then proceed 1.5 miles on that road and the school is sitting on the north side.

Photographed on 11/13/13

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