Mount Olive IL – Old Evangelical Lutheran Zion School (12 of 12) Image by myoldpostcards Completed in 1894, this old schoolhouse was known as the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Schule (German spelling of "school" reflects the early ethnic heritage of Mount Olive’s Lutheran Congregation, and the community at large.) The school closed in 1969, and the
Mount Olive IL – Old Evangelical Lutheran Zion School (12 of 12)
Image by myoldpostcards Completed in 1894, this old schoolhouse was known as the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Schule (German spelling of "school" reflects the early ethnic heritage of Mount Olive’s Lutheran Congregation, and the community at large.) The school closed in 1969, and the building is no longer owned by the church. It has had a number of tenants over the past forty years, and is currently occupied by a Christian ministry.
Mount Olive is a city in Macoupin County. It is located about fifty miles south of Springfield, and about forty miles northeast of St. Louis on I-55. Mount Olive lies along Historic U.S. Route 66. The population was 2,150 at the 2000 census.
More images of Mount Olive may be found in my "Mount Olive IL" (Set).
You are invited to stay and browse through my photostream. Here’s a quick index to my Flickr site: Central Illinois (except Springfield): Photos relating to the middle section of the "Land of Lincoln" (except for the Capital City of Springfield.) Every city and town I’ve photographed is contained within its own set, and rural (as in "counrtyside") photographs are grouped by county. Springfield, Illinois: All of my photographs of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Sites are in this collection. For the City of Springfield, there are separate sets for the Capitol Complex, Downtown (including the Old State Capitol), Neighborhoods, Parks, Illinois State Fairgrounds (and past State Fairs), and more. Photographs of Lincoln sites include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, and so on. Also in the Lincoln "All About Abe" (Set) are a few Lincoln sites not located in Springfield. Beyond Central Illinois: Other locales in the United States and Canada including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.
In addition to my location-based sets, here are links to some "topical" collections and sets I’ve put together: Automobile Photograph Collection: This is a very large collection of images whose primary, but not exclusive, focus is on American automotive classics. Images are organized by decade, by manufacturer, and by topics (such as convertibles, station wagons, muscle cars, etc.) Barbers & Barber Shops: Traditional barbers and barber shops are on the endangered species list. But there are still plenty to be found if you go looking for them. Almost Everything Else. Check It Out!!!: Included topics range from man’s first walk on the moon to small town schools and churches, and from Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers (our favorite breed) to things that are abandoned, neglected, weathered, or rusty.
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