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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Abandoned One Room Schoolhouse near Garnett, Kansas

This abandoned one room Kansas schoolhouse is located just East of Garnett, Kansas in Anderson, County.  The schoolhouse is near the intersection of NE Osage & NE 1750 Road. 

I like it best in black and white.


  1. *written on behalf of Emiel Hamberlin Jr* :D

    Dear Natalie Hogan,

    I would like to use one of your Abandoned One Room Schoolhouse photos for a project on one-room schools. I attended a one-room school in Mississippi and I want to use the photo as a visual example. You can contact me at nmoneimage@gmail.com

    Thank you for your time,
    Emiel Hamberlin Jr

  2. Sadly, this schoolhouse has been torn down. All that remains is the concrete slab where the water pump was.


  3. Is there anywhere I can find a photo of Musicdale one room school in noble township, dickinson county, kansas? My mother-in-law was a teacher there in the late 1920s. She had 12 students. One was one of her brothers and one was a cousin.