School’s out forever

A faded, half-erased date, reading 1949, is still written on the corner of a broken chalkboard in this abandoned one-room schoolhouse in Douglas County Washington State. (Not really, haha. I’m only being dramatic )
Welcome to the old Highland Schoolhouse
Classes were held here from 1905 until the dismissal bell rang for the last time in 1949. The school didn’t belong to any one particular township, because it sat in the middle of Douglas County and served all of the small rural towns surrounding it. After the last classes were held in the building in 1949, the school was used for various community activities until the 1960s. For over forty years It has sat abandoned, a lone building along the rolling emerald fields in central Washington State.

“We shape our buildings, and afterward, they shape us.” -Winston Churchill.

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