Abandoned School

Abandoned school building in Elmira, Illinois.


Tenuous Link: crumbling structure.

  • Terence Faircloth 8y

    April--beautiful and forlorn; I feel the same way you do.
  • shyamalchatterji 8y

    Thanks for the link.

    More than anything else, what strikes in this foto is
    the ambience of desertion.
  • T Lowry Wilson 7y

    You are my winner!
    Please add this photo to
  • Alice 7y

    One can magine the ghosts of the children who once went there, now coming back for a visit and flitting through.
  • Terence Faircloth 7y

    al-ICE--yes, and I think they would be happy spirits.
  • Nat Carmichael 7y

    Wow... Great picture. I live not too far from Bradford, IL. Do you know if the school house is still standing today? If so, do you have some more specifics on its location?
  • Terence Faircloth 7y

    Natcarm--I took this photo a couple of years ago; I don't know if the building is still standing. I saw the building as I was coming into Bradford from Kewanee, so it would have been west of town on Route 93.
  • ɐuɐ ɔoɹʇǝz 7y

    oh.... i would love to find this.... wow!
  • craigfinlay 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Abandoned Schools, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • craigfinlay 7y

    thanks for posting!
  • Terence Faircloth 7y

    Thanks for the invitation; I'm glad to oblige.
  • Mc Morr 7y

    Oh, wow! seems as though the back is torn off and the door is wide-open for adventure...
  • derekm2007 6y

    WOW amazing!!!!!!!!
  • spookyfoto 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Decayed yet Hauntingly Beautiful, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Parée 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Commons- Free Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  • Oliver Dale 4y

    Hey, Great Shot :)

    We included it in our post :
    25 Examples of Eerily Abandoned Buildings & Ghost Towns
  • Curt J 3y

    This school is in Osceola, a tiny hamlet, west of Bradford. It was the Osceola School. It was stiil standing a few months ago, but I haven't been that way recently.
  • Terence Faircloth 3y

    Curt J Thanks for the information; I've updated the description to place it in Osceola.
  • scuggs 3y

    Is it on the main route of 93? I'm on Google Maps trying to find it, but I just can't.

    EDIT: I found it! It's actually in Elmira, IL which is right next to Osceola. It's by Elmira Rd. and IL-93.
  • Terence Faircloth 3y

    scuggs I'm glad you solved the mystery.
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Taken on April 13, 2005
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