A view of the old Cope School, a one-room country school house. From what I was able to find, it was named for the people who donated the land for the school. The old tin roof is mostly gone from the far side, and if you view large, you can see the blue sky through the rafters. It is decaying fast and I predict it won't be around for too many more years. At least one old school house and one pretty, old church that I found on my travels have fallen down before I could go back and get photos of them. This is located in rural Wright County Missouri, several miles northeast of Hartville.
Update: I drove by Cope school today, May 18, 2013, and the old school house is gone, tumbled down into a pile of boards. So much of the roof tin was gone that it just couldn't stay standing.
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