Pleasantview School, Washington Township, Illinois

Update: See it again in November of 2010 and in July of 2021.

I came across this abandoned school, left to rot in 1994. Family friends actually attended this school when they were young, and when consolidation occurred, the school was abandoned.

There are two parts: the 1949 original building, and the 1960’s addition. It’s funny to see a modern school building in the midst of Italianate farmsteads.

Apparently some guy bought the school for his business and then committed suicide in it several years later.

There’s no money to tear it down, and no money to fix it up. The road supervisor had to come by and cut the underbrush, which had gotten out of control the last time I drove by.

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