Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Old School

Many of my friends attended one and two room schools during their early school years.  

In the late 1960's and early 1970's many of the rural schools were consolidated into larger buildings.  Some of these schools are still used for community meeting places and churches.
This school near our house our house didn't make it through last winter.  The roof gave way after we received 60" of snow.

Many have become homes.
This school is located on the ridge not to far from here.  It as an Amish school house.  I love seeing all the kids when they are outside for recess.  They all stop and wave when we drive by.

9 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

I love seeing the country and houses around where you live.. I have been planning to post some of the places in our area ... I hope I get to it soon....

I hope you have fabric to match so you can finish your quilt... I love the vividness of it.. and ATC'c are really inventive.. and fabric ones at that!!..

karenfae said...

Hey those could be the schools I went to! No really mine looked a lot like those. I went to a one room school house in the Mishicot WI area back in the 60's and then they consolidated and I went to a 2 story brick school in Mishicot. I went back and saw both of the schools once some years back, the one room was someone business for a used car lot I think and the brick one had been turned into a school museum and it looked just like it had when we had stopped going there and went to a new school that had been built.
Karen
now in Arkansas
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Piecefulafternoon said...

I started school in a one room school - it is now a museum - wow, what does THAT say about my age? :-)

Thanks for the tour - they are all great.

Lynn said...

That is indeed a lot of rural schools in your area. I love seeing them too and wondering what teaching/learning took place there.

And
thanks for sharing and thanks for coming by and catching up on my latest posts! Always happy to see you there.

Carmen Rose said...

I'd like to get my hands on the wood from that falling in one... reclaimed old wood like that makes beautiful hardwood floors!

bindu said...

How interesting! Many times when I drive by old, run-down looking small houses or buildings and wonder at what their story is. They were new at some point and must have served a good purpose.

Mermaids Purse said...

I love the photos of the schools, they look oh so idyllic! Thanks for the tip on photographing colours, I'll try to remember next time lol!

Greenmare said...

I love seeing all the old schoolhouses around here too. There is one about a mile and half away that is a house now, and I would love to have gotten that one.

Jill said...

I really like the idea of someone converting an old school into a home. Always curious to see inside and see how much of the original remains.