26 Historic Oregon Schoolhouses Still Standing Today

She’s easily shot more photos of old historic schools than anyone I know in Oregon, and her goal is to eventually find them all. Her name is Danielle Denham, and she has a fascination with not just Oregon history itself – but making trips to historic, abandoned buildings. But they are not all abandoned, some of these schools are still being used for various things.

Traveling to every corner of Oregon, and shooting digitally since 2011, she has captured some of the most stunning images you can imagine. And it’s not just old buildings she loves to shoot, her beautiful portfolio extends to weddings, portraits, and beautiful landscapes as well. Follow here on Facebook to see more!

If you love old buildings, you couldn’t pick a better place to live as Oregon is home to the most ghost towns in the nation.

Today, these school buildings across the state are stunning historical reminders of Oregon’s earliest pioneer days. There’s also something a little haunting as well when those buildings are the remnants of former school houses – they each have a story to tell and seem to echo with the ancient, carefree laughter of long-gone schoolchildren.

Lost Creek

thePDXphotographer

Antelope

thePDXphotographer

Center Ridge

thePDXphotographer

Braunsport

thePDXphotographer

Yoder

thePDXphotographer

Harmony

thePDXphotographer

Oak Glen

thePDXphotographer

Natal Schoolhouse


Upper Mckay

thePDXphotographer

Farmington


Hill School

thePDXphotographer

 

Upper Eight Mile Schoolhouse

thePDXphotographer

 

Kansas City Schoolhouse

thePDXphotographer

 

Goodnoe Hills School

thePDXphotographer

 

Mountaindale

thePDXphotographer

Harris School

thePDXphotographer

Mundorf

thePDXphotographer

Viola

thePDXphotographer

Webfoot


thePDXphotographer

Mark Prairie

thePDXphotographer

Oak Glen

thePDXphotographer

Grass Valley

thePDXphotographer

Sleepy Hollow

thePDXphotographer

Rosebush

thePDXphotographer

Dot

thePDXphotographer

Donnybrook

thePDXphotographer

 

Danielle Denham is currently in the Portland area and is currently accepting new clients for weddings and more. Make sure and like her page on Facebook here, or shoot her an email at thepdxphotographer@gmail.com if interested in making an appointment.

Kurios in Portland
  • Leslye Wing

    How bout English Settlement Schoolhouse in Oakland at Mildred kanipe Memorial Park?

  • trooper seven

    Lovely collection. One nit to pick. The Goodnoe Hills example is in Washington State,not Oregon.

  • trooper seven

    Oh and there is a beautifully restored schoolhouse in Twickenham, Oregon. Restored by a woman who went to school there during its last years.