Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Abandoned


The final bell has sounded. Class has been dismissed. All has fallen silent where students once gathered. The old school stands empty, faded and forlorn.


For many years the one room school house was a common sight across our county’s landscape. Rural schools were placed within walking distance of the pupils as they had little means for transporting the children. Change came slowly, but the advent of the school bus sounded the death knell for these quaint little institutions.



During the 1920’s larger schools began to be built in our area and by 1960 the last of the one room schools were closing. Advances in technology continually change our lives and the demise of the one room school is one more example.

6 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

Looks more like a barn!

photowannabe said...

I like the black and white treatment of this shot. Those must have been hard times going to school there. Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables, or Laura Ingles

~ Annie ~ said...

I agree with photowannabe - this image reminds me of Laura Ingles. Very classic B&W shot.

BTW thanks (!) for visiting my blog - I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Chad Oneil said...

Mom loves "Anne of Green Gables".

Faye Pekas said...

Awww, its too bad it's abandoned. Someone should restore this piece of history.

Of course your photo and explanation does make it a part of history. I love the shot.

Lucy said...

What beautiful little piece of history.
Thanks for keeping me in your updated links list! :-)