When ever I run across a one room school house, I stop and take a picture. Like big wooden barns, they are fast disappearing and I feel the need to document them before they completely disappear from the landscape. I am fortunate so many in Kansas were constructed of native stone and have weathered time and Kansas weather well.

I have loved one room schoolhouses since I was a child and my Grandma told me stories about attending a one room schoolhouse. She rode a horse to school and talked about plodding through snow drifts as high as the horse. Her sister, my Great-Aunt Agnes taught in a one room schoolhouse.

Schoolhouses evoke sweet memories of a simpler time. I hope you enjoy these pictures. Feel free to contact me with stories, pictures or locations of other Kansas schoolhouses at
ksfarmgirl@live.com or to request permission to link to this site or use photos.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Yates Center, Kansas One Room Schoolhouse

The approximate location of this little tin roofed one room school house is 1302 160th Road, Yates Center, Kansas.  Coordinates ate North 37 degrees, 57,113, West 095 degrees, 44.333.

1 comment:

  1. Approximate year of the existance of this school? My father went to school in the Yates Center area in 1886-90 and told me he went early to build the fire to get the school house warmed and waiting for the students.I would appreciate any knowlege of families in that era.