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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jackson #2, Valley School

Built 1873.  At 3876 Valley Rd.  Has a Maypole still in the yard on the south side of the school.  From Keokuk intersection US61 and Johnson St. Rd. proceed west about 1.5 miles to Valley Rd.  Turn south on Valley and proceed 3/4 mile and the school will be on the east side of the road.  Abandoned.

Photographed 9/26/15

The following photo provided via Val Root shows the front of the school when it was still being used as a residence.

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