I took another break from the babycare duties and went out to take a few pictures. I headed out west into the Ouachita Mountains, with the hopes of getting some star trail pictures that evening. Since I had to wait until it got dark, I had some time to kill and decided to drive over to an old schoolhouse that I recently saw photos of posted online. It was only about 30 minutes away, so I headed over before sunset.
The school is the old Hawks Schoolhouse, in Perry County. The school is named after the Hawk family, who donated the land for the school to be built (unfortunately it was never used to educate hawks). The school was built in 1911 and operated until 1949.
Besides being a school, the building was also used for things like summer picnics and church services. It's been nearly 70 years since the building served as a school, and it is in remarkably good shape. The door was unlocked and there are a few school desks inside.
There are many old buildings that are falling apart, due to the neglect and decay. So it is nice and refreshing to see a building like this that is obviously maintained and looked after.