Sunday, January 17, 2010

Imagine going to school here....

We were almost the only ones in the quilt shop yesterday, so as I was checking out the sales lady asked me if I was headed straight home. I told her maybe not straight home, that I had my cameras with me and we just sort of wonder the back roads and eventually get home. So, she started telling me about this place.
It was the first school of higher learning in Tippecanoe County....as you can see for yourself if you enlarge the pictures. The one below is not in sharp focus, but I can still read it with no trouble when enlarge. There is another view of the Academy at my test blog, From the dirt road. If you look closely at the picture there you will see a two story home out behind this place. Imagine only paying a dollar for room and board! Of course, a dollar was much harder to get back then.

9 comments:

Tom said...

Hello Rose
What a neat find this was... I do hope this bit of local interest and history is getting well looked after..
I am trying to get a few visits in at the moment and I had to call here and catch up on you all... I do hope you and all your loved ones are doing well.

maryt/theteach said...

Hi Rose, thanks for visiting my blog and wishing me well! The procedure went well and I'm fine now! Your photo is beautiful! I'll have to go over to Paintbox Pictures - I haven't been over there in a while. :)

Jacob said...

This is a super shot, Rose. And what a neat building! It's so nice that it has been saved for future generations. Looks like it needs a coat of paint, though.

My mother taught in a one-room schoolhouse in the Northern Minnesota woods in the 1920s. She had some interesting tales to tell!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How interesting, Rose. $1 a week, huh, to live in the boarding house? Gee--how times have changed!!!! ha

What an interesting school.. So glad you found it and showed it to us.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures and the history lesson. It's interesting to see that the building is still used as the Quaker meeting house.

Tricia said...

I love the history of places like these - We used to have more around here, but some got torn down when they built the new highway. Very cool post, Rose!

Mary said...

What a great old school building and in such good shape for its age. I love your photo of it...the snow is perfect with the white building. Glad someone told you about it!

Carletta said...

There were two one room schoolhouses between me and 'town' when I was growing up but my Mom and Dad wanted me to go to the big school. It would have been an adventure I think.
I've seen many old schools but I don't think I've ever seen a two story one.
Lovely post Rose!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Schools today are so different, aren't they? I went to first and second grade in a school that looked a lot like this. I bet it would be considered a fire-trap today.

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