A few weeks ago, we happened upon abandoned Plainview Elementary school in Franklin County. It has been abandoned for years. The historical sign on the front of the building says it was built in 1900. I was amazed to look through the windows and see desks and wood burning heaters still in place.
Students of the Plainview School taken outside the school in 1909 (from the Georgia State Archives).
Amazingly, the classroom floor contains numbers that teachers must have used for a lesson or a game. The wood stove is in the middle of the room.
This old stove looks like it could be coal burning.
Some of the windows are broken but the Franklin Historical Society owns the property so maybe renovation is in the future of this historical country school.
The outside privy!! I can imagine students being outside at recess and tramping to this little building before heading back into the school.
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