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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Green Elm School, District 41, One Room Schoolhouse in Crawford County, Kansas

Green Elm School, District 41, is currently located in Pittsburg, Kansas.  The nearest intersection is Broadway & US 160 North.  The nearest address is 659 S. Hwy. 69, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762.  Coordinates are N 37 degrees  25.964, West 94 degrees, 42.764.

The school has been relocated to this location,
 which is part of the Crawford County Historical Museum.

Green Elm School, District #41, 1885

School Bell

Crawford County Historical Museum.

The school has "outside facilities".

The school sits next to another old building, H.R. Brown Meats and Groceries.

I have a phobia about taking pictures into empty buildings.  As I was holding my camera up to the window, I felt movement around my feet and looked down...

I've heard of watch dogs...but watch snakes?

After seeing me, Mr. Snake slithered back up inside the red planks. Apparently, he is a strong believer in higher education.

Here's the only picture I took through the window before being interupted.

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