Is this what’s left of Pipe Creek Township’s Jobe schoolhouse in Madison County?

Pipe Creek Township’s District 1 school, known as Jobe, was built in 1895 to replace a frame structure. It, along with the Shiloh Friends Church immediately to the southeast, formed a small community along with several houses1.

Photo taken December 5, 2021.

The frame schoolhouse was on the same site as early as 1880 and likely earlier2. In 1924, the school suffered serious damage from a storm that broke its window panes and blew its cupola off3. The District 1 school closed prior to 1925, when a newspaper article referred to as the “old Jobe school house4.”           

It appears as though that after the building was closed as a school it was reused as a barn with several additions. Today, only a foundation remains on the site.

Sources Cited
1 And Now For The Day Of Little Red Schoolhouses (1969, May 23). The Anderson Daily Bulletin. p. 4.
2 Kingman Brothers. (1880). History of Madison County, Indiana with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches. Chicago, IL.
3 Repair Storm Damage (1924, July 17). The Elwood Call-Leader. p. 1.
4 Friends for Forty Years (1925, May 28). The Elwood Call-Leader. p. 8. 

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