Built 1890, now a home at 1145 Linn Ridge Rd. From Mt. Vernon or Cedar Rapids, the easiest way it to arrive from Mt. Vernon Rd (Lincoln Highway). About 2.5 miles west of Mt. Vernon is Ballard Rd, and about 1/2 mile west of that is Horn Road. From C.R go north on Horn while from Mt Vernon go north on Ballard. Beach School is on Linn Ridge Rd between these two roads, and on the north side of Linn Ridge.
Photographed on 10/26/14
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