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, August 14, 2015
Sugar Creek Twp #?, Lime City School
Down in the SE corner of Cedar County is Lime City, which is just a dot on the Gazetteer map, and that is where this school is, located next to a cemetery. Very visible on the north side of I-80, about the 269 mile marker. If arriving from the west, the best without too much backtracking is to take exit 265 North to Rochester (X46), the turn East on F44/290th Street to Old Muscatine Rd, and then turn south. Just north of the bridge over I-80 is 306th St on the east side of the road; turn east there and it will take you to the school. If arriving from the east, take exit 271, and proceed south on US6/SR38 to Old Muscatine Rd and then turn west. Follow the road to the bridge over I-80, cross the bridge and turn east on 306th St to the school. Since we first saw it years ago, it has had a new roof and a row of three window on the east side of the front. There is an old swing set on the east side of the lot. If anyone has any information about this school, please comment below or email.
This last photo was taken from the south side of I-80 on Old Muscatine Rd.
Photos taken on 8/13/15
UPDATE: The following photos were taken on 6/8/17: