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Abandoned Schools in Butlerville, Indiana

Anna Edgren • April 11, 2015

As we were driving through southern Indiana I glanced casually out the window and was surprised by this incredible crumbling school. We pulled over immediately because we had to get a better look. It was built in 1904. Surrounded by caution tape as it is obviously a hazard. 

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Next door was another school building, built in 1922. It’s holding up a bit better. 

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Beautiful old buildings.

On our way to the Bloomington area tonight!

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Anna Edgren • April 11, 2015

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  1. Ken April 13, 2015 - 9:08 am Reply

    Thanks for the pictures of these old buildings. Looking forward to following your journey. My wife and I have thought about this kind of adventure when we retire in a couple of years.

    • Anna Edgren April 14, 2015 - 9:10 am Reply

      Ken – Yes, we love being on the lookout for neat old and decrepit buildings!

  2. Julie May 5, 2015 - 5:03 pm Reply

    Well, that’s a shame the buildings are in such a poor condition. I found this link, with photos, of the 1904 school, when its second story and roof were still on: If there was a population to support this, a visionary, hard-working owner could have made them into homes, apartments, offices, or this:

    • Anna Edgren May 7, 2015 - 4:17 pm Reply

      @ Julie, thanks for the link!! That’s a great find. Interesting to see them in a bit better condition.

  3. Eric Núňez June 25, 2015 - 10:38 pm Reply

    I love the pictures of the you have taken. I’m actually planning to try tompurchase the building to restore it. If I do I will let you know and send some more great photos to you.

  4. Jenna Hood October 8, 2016 - 2:59 pm Reply

    Hello, I ran across your pictures of the run down school in butlerville Indiana. I was wondering if you knew where a-bouts this is located? I’m into photography and this looks like an amazing place to shoot.

    • Anna Edgren October 12, 2016 - 12:13 pm Reply

      Hi Jenna! Butlerville is a small town and I’m pretty sure the schools were just right off the main drag- Highway 50. They are really beautiful!

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