At the Old School

Discussion in 'Photos' started by 5punksdad, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. popscycle

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    It is on Rt 70 in Boyalston, MA. I was on the way to Wagner Motorsports and stopped for the pic.
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    Some fine work being done in this thread.:nod
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    Kelley School, Floyd Va.




    In 1877, the Locust Grove trustees bought land for a school from the Kelley family for $15 and built a one-room school. The school had no running water or electricity and did not get an outhouse until 1917.

    Due to growing enrollment, a two-room schoolhouse was built on the lot, and it is this structure that now stands just out of sight along the Parkway. The school was still in operation when the Parkway was built. It closed in 1939 when the school system was consolidated.

    The building became Pate's Grocery Store when Virgie Pate bought the property at auction. The Pates added electricity and living quarters. They sold the store in 1972 and it operated as Ye Old Country Store until the building was sold to the Parkway in 1984.
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  5. okiegtrider

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    This old school building at Gene Autry, OK repurposed as a museum.

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  6. jay547

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    Been there. Did you do Passport OK?

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  7. okiegtrider

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    I didn't do the passport. I just happened to be roaming around that area yesterday. I was out gathering a photo for: http://mainstreetamericaphotos.tumblr.com/

    I have a little fun sending this lady main street pics of out of the way places. You should send some. You know all the cool spots in OK :deal
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    J D Bassett High School in Bassett Va. Closed in 1978.
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  9. Rangerman

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    Went for a ride today and came across this old but still maintained rural Ohio school. I do not know the history of it but have heard of the name around the area where it is located.

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  10. Rangerman

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    And here is another school not far from the other one that I saw today that is obviously not maintained at all.

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  11. okiegtrider

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    Good ones Rangerman! :clap
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  12. Rangerman

    Rangerman "1987"

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    Thanks,
    I really enjoyed having the opportunity to go for a spin today here in Ohio. The weather here lately has been downright bitter cold and today at a high of 50 I was glad to get out and ride like it was a warm summer day.:ricky
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  13. 5punksdad

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    Middletown VA[​IMG] not sure if thats an old school or a church.


    [​IMG]Middletown VA again

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    Currently being used as a single family home

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    Wheelock Academy, Millerton, OK.

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    WHEELOCK MISSION AND ACADEMY

    A short distance north of U.S. Highway 70, northeast of Millerton in McCurtain County, is Wheelock Academy, which functioned from 1884 to 1955 as a boarding school for American Indian girls, mostly Choctaw. The genesis of the institution dates to 1832 when a Christian missionary couple, Alfred and Harriet Wright, resumed the work they had earlier conducted among the Choctaw in Mississippi. The Choctaw removal from that state to present southeastern Oklahoma began in 1831. Sponsored by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM, Congregationalist) based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Wrights arrived in the West late in 1832 and soon established a mission station, school, and church. Wright chose the name "Wheelock" for the station, memorializing his friend and mentor, Eleazer Wheelock, first president of Dartmouth College.

    At this site the Wrights resumed their Christian ministry, educational efforts, and medical care for the hundreds of Choctaw families who had settled in the vicinity. Harriet Wright took the lead as teacher, while her husband served as minister and self-taught physician to the suffering Indians. He also resumed his efforts to master the Choctaw language and to provide both secular and religious materials in the tongue for his followers.
    The small "day" school flourished, but a need emerged for an on-site boarding service for orphans and children who were unable to commute to the day school. The Wrights first responded to this need by housing some students in their home or those of other mission members. A dormitory was built in 1839, and the functioning school was adopted as part of the Choctaw national school system in 1842 as the Wheelock Female Seminary. The seminary continued as a mission school, partially funded by the Choctaw Nation until all the schools were closed in 1861 at the outset of the Civil War. Reverend Wright had died in 1853 after years of suffering from a heart ailment. Ill health forced his widow to leave the mission a year later.
    The Wrights left an enduring legacy of their ministry in the form of a substantial stone church built by their congregation in 1844-46. The seminary and most of the other mission buildings, including the wooden portions of the church, burned after the Civil War. In the early 1880s Choctaw national leaders decided to rebuild the school on a new site a few hundred yards northeast of the old mission station, school, and church. The present Wheelock Academy building was constructed, and a Choctaw orphanage was opened there in September 1884. Restoration of the stone church soon followed.
    As the demand increased for educational service and care of more orphans and other children, the Wheelock complex expanded to accommodate the need. Begun with five buildings in 1884, including the still-extant main dormitory, Pushmataha Hall, there were eighteen buildings when the institution closed in 1955. The U.S. government had assumed jurisdiction over the school in 1910 and full control as well as funding in 1932. After 1955 the facility remained virtually abandoned until later returned to ownership of the Choctaw Nation. Neglected maintenance caused the wooden buildings to deteriorate rapidly, and fires and the ravages of nature reduced the complex to seven significant buildings in various conditions.
    In the 1970s and 1980s the Choctaw Nation made sporadic efforts to restore some of the buildings. In 1998 the nation's officials initiated another effort to restore the surviving buildings for reuse. State and national historic preservation agencies declared the academy one of the state's and nation's "most endangered" historic places. Wheelock Academy received National Historic Landmark designation in 1965 and in 1966 was listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NR 66000949).
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    Great post jay

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  17. okiegtrider

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    Jay comes up with some great posts from all over OK and a few other places. I always enjoy seeing what he comes up with for the forums.

    Windy as hell today, but I'm heading out riding anyway. Might drop by the Wheelock academy today too. I'm going that way.
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  18. jay547

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    One-room schoolhouse, restored and on display in Pawhuska, OK.

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