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A hand-painted American flag on a piece of wood picket fence leaned against a tree next to a US Army veteran's brick house on Pleasant Center Road in rural Allen County, Indiana. The house is a former one-room schoolhouse built in the 1850s.


Veteran's House on Pleasant Center Road Veteran's House on Pleasant Center Road

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Veteran's House on Pleasant Center Road

The owner of this brick house is a US Army veteran who served in the 1991 "Desert Storm" Gulf War. He made the hand-painted American flag that leans against the tree to serve as a temporary grave marker for his nephew who died in 2002. After the regular tombstone was installed at the cemetery, he brought the wooden flag home.

The house is located on Pleasant Center Road, just east of Bluffton Road (State Road 1), in rural Allen County, Indiana. The owner told me that it was built in the 1850s as a one-room schoolhouse. It served in that capacity until the early twentieth century, when it was converted into a residence.

Most of the schoolhouses that survive in Allen County were built much later, in the 1890s, and were built to a different design.





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