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Oct. 5th, 2010 | 07:59 pm
posted by: adjer83 in abandonedplaces

I was just driving around out in the country and I came upon this building...I wasn't too sure what it was until I entered and noticed the chalk boards. I tried finding information on old school houses in my county, but I came up with nothing.  So here is some more rural Illinois abandonment...







Uneven windows..







Inside



Amazed the light bulbs are still there...



Old cabinet





Rafters



Old Chalk board



Chimney





Looking out at fields



Wood stove





Another chalk board



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Katie

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from: katiefoolery
date: Oct. 6th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
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What an amazing find! I love that very first pic - it almost seems as though the building is leaning against that tree.

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Oct. 7th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
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thank you! I thought the same as well about the tree

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hydref

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from: hydref
date: Oct. 6th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
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Great pictures, especially like the first one :)

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Oct. 7th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
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thanks, I really appreciate the feedback

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JJ_MacCrimmon

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from: jj_maccrimmon
date: Oct. 6th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
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Those really show the character of the place. Pity the local community hasn't even considered saving it.

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Oct. 7th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I guess there are a lot of these old school houses dotting the countryside of my county. Some are in worse shape than this and some were converted into houses.

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atomgal

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from: atomgal
date: Oct. 6th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Cool shots!

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Oct. 7th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
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thank you!

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pansypoo

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from: pansypoo
date: Oct. 6th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
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maybe education reform should look bacxkwards.

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Mousegirl

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from: minniemousegirl
date: Oct. 9th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
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WOW! Being a teacher myself, I found this so fascinating. Only one can imagine what types of lessons children learned back in those days.

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from: fynoda
date: Oct. 9th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
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I used to be pretty obsessed with the pioneer era. Due to cost of affording teachers and the small number of children in wide-spread farming areas, there was often one teacher that taught kids of all ages at once. Keep in mind that many teenagers left quite early, accepting their lives as farmers.

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themushroomtree

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from: themushroomtree
date: Oct. 9th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
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I love #3 and the one looking out at the fields. Very neat perspectives.

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