Louisville School – A One Room Schoolhouse

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Architecture, Landscapes, Rural Decay

I was skimming through the Mervin Memories book and found this short story I would to share with you.

It is Arbor Day, the first Friday in May, the year is 1931. Imagine a group of boys, eating their sandwiches in the sun after tidying the school yard and talking about spring seeding, new claves, drowning out gophers and a new gadget called a radio. Only two families they know of have a radio. The boys then focus their discussion on other worldly advances like the gramophone, Lindbergh telephones, radio and sound waves. They speculate about how maybe each time they speak an impression is made on the schoolhouse walls. What if in 50 years a machine could play back all those conversations?

Indeed, what if?

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Entranced by rural and urban decay. I am drawn to these forlorn sites because they emote conflicting sentiments of beauty and disintegration.

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