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 16, 2018

Pleasant Township #? (2nd one)

This is a square school on original location. Begin NE of Ottumwa at the intersection of Agency-Hedrick and 145th St, and head east on 145th. Proceed about 2 miles to Farson Rd and turn south. At Dohlonega Rd turn east, go across Wolf Creek to 47th Ave and then go south to 130th St. Turn east and go about 1/4 mile and there will be a farm on the south side, address 4436. The NE corner of the farm has this school, facing east, still standing but deteriorating.

Photographed 10/13/18

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