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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Asbury School

Built 1845, last used as the city police station.  At 4945 Asbury Rd. Interior completely remodeled as police station, exterior with new windows, rear door, addition.  One of the oldest still-standing schoolhouses in Iowa.  Faces north.

Photographed 10/26/15

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