POLK COUNTY,IOWA CITIES AND TOWNS (continued)

RURAL AND LITTLE KNOWN SCHOOLHOUSES

Some of these schools had the same name as past Des Moines Public Schools, but should not be confused with them.Please pardon the redundancy of "school house" many times below, as it's repeated for search engine purposes.

If anyone "out there" has photographs of the exterior or interior of any one of the schools mentioned below, please send at least a photocopy of the picture to the Iowa State Historical Building's Historical Library, with a short explanation of why you are sending it. A great number of the schools below have no known photographs beyond what is in news articles and picture archives.

BAGG SCHOOL
PHENIX SCHOOL HOUSE
JORDAN SCHOOL HOUSE
PLEASANT HILL SCHOOL
MUDSOCK SCHOOL HOUSE(actually, this school seems named for a pioneer town in Ohio)
ELM GROVE SCHOOL
WATT'S SCHOOL HOUSE
LARGEY SCHOOL HOUSE
HANOVER SCHOOL HOUSE
CAMPBELL SCHOOL HOUSE
LINCOLN SCHOOL(At Herrold, Iowa)
WEST WOODLAWN SCHOOL (Now a private residence at 3848 Beaver Avenue in Des Moines)
EAST WOODLAWN SCHOOL (Now a private residence at 2930 Euclid Avenue)
BLY SCHOOL (a.k.a. EVERGREEN SCHOOL)
GREENWOOD SCHOOL
PLUM GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
AGENCY SCHOOL HOUSE
CANARY LAKE SCHOOL HOUSE
COAL HILL SCHOOL HOUSE
SUMMIT SCHOOL
SCAVO SCHOOL
WOODSIDE SCHOOL HOUSE
SANDHILL SCHOOL (a.k.a. STOWE SCHOOL)
SUBSCRIPTION SCHOOL (in "RACCOON ROW")
METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
3rd WARD SCHOOL (a.k.a. "THE BRICK SCHOOL HOUSE")
MOTT SCHOOL HOUSE
YOUNGSTOWN CHAPEL SCHOOL
WHITE OAK SCHOOL HOUSE
FOUR MILE SCHOOL ( renamed MEREDITH SCHOOL, then McKEE
                                       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
STATE STREET SCHOOL (later called ROSE)
ROSSIN SCHOOL HOUSE
HOPKIN'S GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
MAYFIELD SCHOOL
Number 4 SCHOOL HOUSE
IVES SCHOOL HOUSE
CENTRAL SCHOOL HOUSE
STEWART SCHOOL
MAPLE GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
CROCKER CENTER SCHOOL HOUSE
RED BRICK SCHOOL HOUSE
UNION SCHOOL HOUSE
FRIZE SCHOOL HOUSE
NORTHERN LIGHT SCHOOL HOUSE
RIVERSIDE SCHOOL
PINE GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
SEXAUR SCHOOL HOUSE
RANDOLPH SCHOOL HOUSE
PRAIRIE GREEN SCHOOL HOUSE
HAWKS SCHOOL HOUSE
Number 7 SCHOOL HOUSE
PLEASANT PRARIE SCHOOL
HICKORY GROVE SCHOOL
ELKHART CENTER SCHOOL HOUSE
LINCOLN SCHOOL HOUSE
HAMMER SCHOOL HOUSE
McDIVITT GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
DEAN SCHOOL
RAWSON SCHOOL HOUSE (Now a private residence on 48th Street, on the west side of the
                       street, south of the Masonic cemetery entrance somewhere, in Des Moines, Iowa)
BARTON SCHOOL HOUSE
JEFFERSON SCHOOL HOUSE
TOWER SCHOOL
SEVASTOPAL SCHOOL
BELLE SCHOOL HOUSE
CAPITOL PARK HIGH SCHOOL (later renamed WALLACE ELEMENTARY)
FAIR MEADOWS ELEMENTARY(renamed MOORE ELEMENTARY)
OAKDALE  SCHOOL HOUSE (Now a private residence at 1605 Beaver Avenue, in Des Moines)
LOWER AGENCY SCHOOL HOUSE
WINDSOR SCHOOL HOUSE
MARQUISVILLE SCHOOL
PLEASANT CORNER SCHOOL
ALLEMAN SCHOOL
NAGLE SCHOOLHOUSE
YOUNGSTOWN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL
LAURA COFFEE MEMORIAL PRIVATE SCHOOL
PINE GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
WEBSTER CENTER SCHOOL HOUSE
BABBITT SCHOOL HOUSE
APPLE GROVE SCHOOL HOUSE
LONGFELLOW SCHOOL (in Valley Junction)
PEACOCK SCHOOL
POLK HILL SCHOOL
HICKS SCHOOL HOUSE
DAILEY SCHOOL HOUSE (Daily School)
CENTER SCHOOL HOUSE (Beaver township)
WHEELER SCHOOL HOUSE
CHAFFEE SCHOOL (a.k.a. CANFIELD SCHOOL)
McKINNEY SCHOOL HOUSE
CALDWELL SCHOOL HOUSE
EARLYWINE SCHOOL HOUSE (a.k.a. FLEMING SCHOOL HOUSE)
MITCHELLVILLE SCHOOL HOUSE
LAFAYETTE SCHOOL HOUSE
BROCKETT SCHOOL HOUSE
POWERS SCHOOL HOUSE
HAYES SCHOOL HOUSE
CAMP SCHOOL HOUSE
ADELPHI SCHOOL
RUNNELS SCHOOL
WOODROW SCHOOL HOUSE (a.k.a. PLEASANT VIEW SCHOOL HOUSE)
NEBO SCHOOL HOUSE  / NEIBO SCHOOL HOUSE
BAKER SCHOOL HOUSE (later called WEST SCHOOL HOUSE)
TWO STORY SCHOOL HOUSE
CARBONDALE SCHOOL HOUSE
WOODLAND SCHOOL HOUSE
POLK 7th Day Adventist SCHOOL
MONROE SCHOOL HOUSE (Now a private residence at 2313 30th Street in Des Moines, Iowa)
CONRAD YOUNGERMAN SCHOOL
SALEM SCHOOL HOUSE
SANDRIDGE SCHOOL
OAK GROVE SCHOOL
GARRETT SCHOOL
PLEASANT VALLEY SCHOOL
CENTER SCHOOL (Douglas township)
NORTH WALNUT SCHOOL
VALLEY SCHOOL (Saylor Township)
ENTERPRISE SCHOOL
TRULLINGER GROVE SCHOOL
POTTS SCHOOL
HARTSOOK SCHOOL
VALLEY SCHOOL (Jefferson township)
CENTER SCHOOL (Franklin township)
FAIRVIEW SCHOOL
SNYDER SCHOOL
NICODEMUS SCHOOL
RILEY SCHOOL
ADAMS SCHOOL
FRANKLIN SCHOOL
EAGLE GROVE SCHOOL
ROSENBURY SCHOOL
LOWLAND SCHOOL
HIGHLAND SCHOOL
BUENA VISTA SCHOOL
CENTER SCHOOL (Washington township)
OVERHALT SCHOOL
PRAIRIE SCHOOL
PIERCE SCHOOL (Union township)
NORWAY SCHOOL
GARLOCK SCHOOL
PENN SCHOOL
BYERS SCHOOL
GROUNDHOG SCHOOL

PRESENT DAY RURAL SCHOOLS IN POLK COUNTY:

POLK HILL SCHOOL
FOUR MILE ELEMENTARY
WOODLAND SCHOOL
SAND RIDGE SCHOOL
LEVEY SCHOOL
WATTS SCHOOL
DELAWARE SCHOOL
PLEASANT VIEW SCHOOL
GREENWOOD SCHOOL
NORWOODVILLE SCHOOL
WOODSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
SAYDEL HIGH SCHOOL
SOUTHEAST POLK HIGH SCHOOL

HOUSES THAT HAD NAMES APPLIED TO THEM

ROSE HILL
TERRACE HILL
FLORAL HILL
LOCH CROFT
CHERRY PLACE
SALISBURY HOUSE
SHERMAN HILL / HOYT SHERMAN PLACE
COLECHESTER PLACE
STOWE RANCH
MANSFIELD PLACE
IDLEWILD
WESTCHESTER (WESLEY ACRES)
HERNDON HALL
CORRIE ARMS
ELMHURST
ELLZOE
WOC-MERLE
THE SEVEN GABLES (REDHEAD MANSION)
THE SEVEN GABLES (WELLSLAGER MANSION)
WHIG HALL
ELKINTON PLACE
WREN'S NEST
OAK KNOLL
THE GABLES
ALLABACH HOUSE

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