Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11

I've got a special barn to share today. This barn began it's life as a one room school house, and it was the school that my 81 year old Dad and his 9 siblings attended as children. It's been used as a barn since before I was born and that's over 50 years.



It's had a few additions, lost it's front door and gained a big sliding door and hasn't had a coat of paint in some time, but it still has charm!




I love the old windows.




I wonder how long this section has been here.





And look what I found in the addition on the left side! Another neat piece of history!

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29 comments:

Terri Buster said...

Very cool- just the history of it being your dad's school makes this barn priceless.

Betsy Brock said...

Oh that is really neat! Wow...talk about history! The window are very cool...and so is that old truck!

Rose said...

Oh, this is wonderful--I am so glad you knew the history of it. I always wonder about the old places.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love this barn. Very cool windows, but then it had been a school house. I bet the livestock loved looking out them!

Debbie said...

oh what a great place, clean & tidy and how fun to hear some of it's history!!

i would LOVE a closer look at that rusty ride!!

S. Etole said...

What an interesting history that you've shared with us.

EG CameraGirl said...

How unusual to know of a barn that started as a schoolhouse! I too love those windows.

Kim, USA said...

Wow for sure there must be some photos taken here. Love the window too it adds more uniqueness to the building.

Kim, USA

Carol said...

This one is a beauty! Lovely windows...and I love that little side section. The fact that your Dad went to school there is amazing! I think I would frame this.

Maple Lane said...

I am so happy this building is still around.

Linda said...

Nice old barn and I love the windows! Thanks for stopping by to visit my site.

Linda

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a wonderful story, Mari. That your dad went to school first in this building before it was converted to a barn is amazing. Love the windows and they look like what you'd see in a country school way back when! Love the peak at the old rusty vehicle, too.

Linda said...

That is a really cool barn/schoolhouse! What a great thing to be able to preserve it in photos for the future!

Kerin said...

Hi Mari..
I found your blog through Cheryl's.

Love the barn that you've posted.
How cool it is that your dad used to go to school there!!

I too love those old windows.
I can imagine the kids looking out through those windows and day- dreaming about fishing :)

I'm your newest follower, and looking forward to reading your posts and seeing the beautiful pictures that you post.

Smiles :)
Kerin

Beth said...

gorgeous barn. but i'm taken back by the old truck. such great views. (:

Kathy said...

A barn with history is a wonderful thing! I think schoolhouses were often repurposed. When I was five years old we lived in a house that had once been a small school and then was moved to town and converted to a house!

Mabel Jane's said...

I just came across your blog...your pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Beth said...

I commented on your other blog about this building, but forgot to say what a charming barn it had become, esp. with those windows. It's great that it's being used and not just deteriorating.

Susanna Redeker said...

nice to see some history and even an other piece of history, i love the old american cars!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm so glad they repurposed the school building! So many times they're torn down--or allowed to fall down. Great shots!

Carletta said...

How cool that the windows are still there and you can 'see' the school history. I love that little side addition too and the old Dodge peeking out.
Lots of charm here Mari!

It would be nice to be able to find a photo of the old school to put with your current shot for your family history with the barn.

Glenda said...

Now that is a piece of history! Think of the learning that took place inside those walls - and the friendships made! Hope someone takes care of it.

Mabel Jane's said...

Thank you Mari for your sweet comments on my blog and sharing about your husband. I'm so glad I came across yours and your wonderful pics...blessings

Bev said...

Mari...that is so neat!! All the history in that old building!! It is adorable.

Tricia Hays said...

AWESOME!!! You know I love the history in these old places, esp being that it was an old schoolhouse & on top of that your dad went to school there... that's soooo cool!!! and the truck is definitely an extra added bonus... love it love it love it!!!

Thank you, Mari!!! =)

Amy Burzese said...

What a great story. I love that truck peeking out!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

That is very special. The old Kruger school house was next door to our home. It has fallen now, but I remember when we used it to cut seed potatoes and store hay. I'm glad someone has taken care of this one. Have a great weekend.

Carole said...

What neat history. I can see the school house it once was.

pattisjarrett said...

Great history behind this barn! Thanks for sharing this treasure.