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The abandoned Jefferson Township Center Schoolhouse on Lincoln Highway in Besancon, Indiana. Snow covers the ground and the roof of the old brick one-room school.


Schoolhouse at Besancon, Indiana #10 Schoolhouse at Besancon, Indiana #10

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Schoolhouse at Besancon, Indiana #10

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, which was built in 1898.





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2-6-20-besancon-small-unframed 6x9 inch Unframed $200.00
2-6-20-besancon-small-framed 6x9 inch Framed $325.00
2-6-20-besancon-medium-unframed 10x15 inch Unframed $350.00
2-6-20-besancon-medium-framed 10x15 inch Framed $475.00
2-6-20-besancon-large-unframed 14x21 inch Unframed $500.00
2-6-20-besancon-large-framed 14x21 inch Framed $700.00






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