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 Township, Wende School

At 2496 Johnson St. Rd.  The original school was a log building directly north across the street, and called Allyn school because that was the name of the man who donated the school.  A man named Wende donated the land where the new school stands.  Originally a 2-story, it is used as a 1-story, the top floor having been removed to make high ceilings.  From Keokuk intersection US61 and Johnson St. Rd, proceed west about 1/2 mile.

Photographed on 9/26/15

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