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!
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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.
Upper Eight Mile Schoolhouse
Kansas City Schoolhouse
Goodnoe Hills School
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How bout English Settlement Schoolhouse in Oakland at Mildred kanipe Memorial Park?
Lovely collection. One nit to pick. The Goodnoe Hills example is in Washington State,not Oregon.
Oh and there is a beautifully restored schoolhouse in Twickenham, Oregon. Restored by a woman who went to school there during its last years.
There is a couple in my hometown of Lebanon, OR. Hamilton Creek school still has the original 1 room school house nearby. It was used for years as a music classroom. On Mt. Hope Dr there is the old Mt. Hope school which has been converted into a home. Also in Deer Island on Hwy 30 the Deer Island school which was originally a 1 room school house is still there although it was added onto at some point and expanded into a multi-room schoolhouse. The original 1 room house though is still visible and distinct. My grandmother taught music there when it was still a 1 room schoolhouse in the early 1950s.
The Bybee Springs Schoolhouse built in 1913 is still standing in Wimer Ore.
I could show you several more that I know of. There are a lot of these old school building still standing.
Where did she get the name Braunsport? Braun School……Oh and what about Jackson’s School on Jackson School road near Hillsboro?