There is a historical marker outside of this house indicating that it was once a school. There is no evidence of a classroom inside, but there are the remains of a playground. After spending time photographing abandoned homes I can say that this one is pretty sad and a bit scary. The house is completely overgrown and almost required a machete to get to one of the doors.
Inside was pretty scary because the partially collapsed walls and rotted floors required a great deal of situational awareness. The fact that this simple 19th century farm house is still standing is a testament to how well it was built.
What is interesting in the photograph below are the caulk and spackle on the counter. This house is probably a little past the need for these things.
Abandoned buildings are history’s discards bearing witness to changing times and fortunes. Abandoned homes are always the saddest because they were places where people and families lived. Every square inch of this place has a memory created by the occupants of a home that is over 100 years old. Those memories will simply fade as this house succumbs to time and neglect.