January 30, 2013

The Old Rockland School House


This old-time school is on Rockland Road near Front Royal. Now an antique shop, it was still a one-room school in the 1960's. The store has a display of photos from when it was a school.

The hand-operated pump would have supplied water.

12 comments:

Daisy said...

I like that old water pump. Pretty cool pictures!

Adele said...

Oh, that's incredible! I love that it was still a school, into the 60's.

FP said...

It was good to learn in this school.

Respectfully
Jonas

Are We There Yet! said...

They sre keep that old school in good condition and it makes a great picture.

Honest Abe said...

The outdoor pump was exactly like our pump. We had an outdoor toilet for the boys and another for the girls -- each located on opposite ends of the 2-room brick school building. When I went there only the little room was being used. And in all 8 grades, taught by one teacher, Miss Beatrice Brown, there were only 23 students in grades 1 through 8.

outlawgardener said...

What a cool piece of history! It's interesting to think that if I lived nearby, that would have been my school! We had a new facility with flushing toilets and everything!

TexWisGirl said...

really cute! glad it's still being used!

Madge Bloom said...

Old one/two room school houses are a passion of mine... this one has been well kept... I'm your newest follower and rss subscriber... (also from CDP).

My Journey With Candida said...

I love that old pump that sits outside in the one picture.

NatureFootstep said...

love the pump. It is something special about them. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the old water pump/fountain!!

Marie said...

Very nice churches! I love the Shenandoah! We had intended to retire in the foorhills of the Va mtns and ended up in Tucson because our daughter and her family are here...but though that will always be "home" this is great too!