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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hoggatt School, Ames, IA

Used as a school from 1862 to 1867.  The school was originally in Washington Township near the intersection of the Lincoln Highway and Maple (St? Ave?).  Used many times also as a church, and moved several times after 1893 until it ended up at 1008 3rd St in Ames, IA, where it was used as a house.

In 1980 the school was donated to the Ames Historical Society, and the following year it was moved to the playground of Meeker Elementary School.  Restoration was completed in 1983. 

Due to construction of new buildings beginning in 2014, the school was moved to its current location on the west side of Meeker Elementary School, just north of 18th St on Burnett Ave.

Full information about the school can be found here.  (Thanks to Casie Vance of the Ames Historical Society for the information about the school.)

Photographed 6/29/15

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