At the Old School

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  1. 5punksdad

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    I haven't seen a thread of pics with our bikes at old school houses. I personally find these old schools interesting. Many around here have been converted into homes, offices etc. Let the pics begin. Try to post a little info such as location and any history you may know about it.

    This is the old rockland schoolhouse near front royal VA. It's currently used as an antique shop. I believe it was used as a school until around 1920's but don't quote me on that.
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  3. 5punksdad

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    What, no old schools in the US?? :p

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  4. sealsam

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    A bit east of Kalispell, MT.. Cayuse Prairie School.

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    Ivyland, Penna. I went to school here. It was one room, with a partition running down the middle separating 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grades from 4th, 5th, & 6th grades. The foyer in the front is the "cloak room," the bathroom is in the basement, and along the right side, below the windows, was a small library that included the What Is a and So You Want to Be a series of books.
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  6. 5punksdad

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    Cool description hamboneslim. I wondered when I started this thread how many schools would be posted by a former student.

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    A few

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    there's not much left of some

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    River View school, sorry seems I forgot the picture of the sign for this one.

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    These are old schools in the Northwest Kansas area. There were a lot of one room school houses out on the prairies.
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    This was once a one room 1-12 grade adobe schoolhouse in the Chiricahua Mountains

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    Abandoned one-room schoolhouse, Yonkers, OK. The school was for children up through eighth grade and averaged 30-40 students. The town and school were abandoned in 1935 when the Corps of Engineers built a dam and lake here, flooding the area during high waters.

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    Tuweep School..North Rim (ish)

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    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    Nice job Jay547! I love this kind of stuff from OK. I saw your post over on abandonedok too.

    Well, I guess it's your post. Or that guy and you have same gf. :lol3
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    I'm hoping to get some more pics today.

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    The Old Wilbur Schoolhouse - Wilbur, IN. ( 39°30'48.90" N 86°29'15.59" W )
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  14. 5punksdad

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    Former elementary school, currently vacant. Stephens City, VA. Picture taken at the rear since the front didn't offer a good parking spot.
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    This one is in Middletown, VA..... Years ago I looked at this building and considered purchasing it to convert it into my home. I never made the move and someone else did. Currently used as a single family home. [​IMG]

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    This one is in Reliance, VA. I believe its a former elementary school. The current owner has converted it into his home and has gone to great length to disguise it. I know its hard to see:.....but I didn't want to invade their privacy by getting any closer. I actually repaired the driveway for the owner about 5 years ago. [​IMG]

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  17. jay547

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    That's me. I have a list of about twenty places like that to go visit, including more schools. Lisa doesn't like it so much. She's afraid of what/who we might run into.
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    Not really an old schoolhouse,,, and not that rare around here...
    An Amish school,,, grades 1-8. Then they go to work.

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    Noticed this one today.....it currently serves as a library and community center. It's located at Seven Fountains, VA ..... No proof it was ever a school, but its showing all the symptoms.

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  20. jay547

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    Archer School, Pryor, OK. Built as a WPA project, 1936.

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