Monday, February 1, 2010

A Gem in Summerfield (Theme Day - Wood)


Today is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Blog community, and the theme is WOOD.

So here's an old, wooden building that once served as a schoolhouse around 1850 and has stood the test of time just up the road in Summerfield.


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15 comments:

Lois said...

What an adorable little building!

Jacob said...

My mother taught in a one-room school house in the Minnesota woods back in the 20s. The stories she could tell!

I'm impressed that someone has kept this building up so nicely. There aren't many of these left.

Do you know what it's used for now?

Rambling Round said...

Jacob, back in the 1980s, it was a community center. I don't know if it still is or not.

Steffe said...

Could be made into a school museum.

Lessie said...

Very cool. Those windows are wonderful!

bfarr said...

Nice paint job on that schoolhouse. It really stands out.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It appears to be in excellent condition. Someone is taking very good care of it.

Halcyon said...

Nice choice for the theme! A cute little house.

Hilda said...

A real gem indeed! Very charming.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

these school houses always amaze me. great choice for theme day

Jilly said...

What an enchanting little place and goodness, yes, it really has stood the test of time so well. Lovely post for today.

Jim Klenke said...

It would be neat to sit in the building and try to imagine the activity that would have taken place in there so long ago.

Kate said...

You framed the building nicely, and what a nice building it is!!

Anonymous said...

My mother, Frances King Caine, taught school in this building from the 1930s to the late 1950s. It was a one-teacher Dallas County school, with students in all six grammar school grades, and usually an enrollment of about 15 pupils.
I, myself, attended all six grades there under her strict tutelage. My mother played ball with us at recess and directed many pageants and programs for us, all the while maintaining high academic standards. She taught there as long as the building was used as a school.
It then became a community center, e.g., being used as a polling place, and by the Summerfield United Methodist Church at its annual homecoming events.
Drury Caine

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for sharing your memories, Drury!