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Jefferson Township Center School, a brick one room schoolhouse in Besancon, Indiana.


Schoolhouse at Besancon, Indiana #8 Schoolhouse at Besancon, Indiana #8

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Schoolhouse at Besancon, Indiana #8

The Jefferson Township Center School has been one of my favorite subjects, which I have returned to many times over the last 20 years. It is located at Besancon; a crossroads with two cemeteries, a few houses, a Catholic church, and this abandoned one-room schoolhouse on Lincoln Highway (Old US-30) in the eastern part of Allen County, Indiana.

The road actually splits to go around the front and back of the schoolhouse! Back in the late 1990s, there was an old woman living in the house across the street from the schoolhouse (behind where I stood to make my photograph) who told me that she owned the schoolhouse, which her own mother had attended as a child in the early 20th Century. The schoolhouse was built in 1898.

Early 2000s




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