Elmira Schoolhouse

Picture by steve_zasadny

  • Elmira, IL, USA

  • 2600
  • 7
  • 5
  • November 22, 2020
  • Picture of the day
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2-1 0 +1+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop CC / Topaz Studio
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes


22 Nov 04:50

An abandoned schoolhouse for 60 years in rural Elmira, Illinois.

22 Nov 11:34

An exceptional find, photo, and processing Steve. Well done. Is this building still there today? I may want to check it out myself.

Updated 22 Nov 15:07

@kitfox Thankyou! Yes the building is still there ( unless it fell down last night ). I just took this picture yesterday. I was there last summer but it was completely obstructed by the foliage on the trees. I was waiting for a cloudy day and yesterday worked out well. I’m looking forward to a light snow. Hopefully in the next few weeks. The building is on its last legs though. Let me know when you come down. It’s about 1 1/2 hours west of me.

22 Nov 20:09

@steve_zasadny I was thinking the same thing about some snow. I think I found the building on Google Earth. Is it on the north side of hwy 93 as you are coming into town? I will let you know if I am going there it would be nice to meet up.

Updated 22 Nov 21:03

@kitfox it is directly On the north Side of 93 just before you get into town. There is an old cemetery directly across the road. Many headstones dating into the early 1800’s. Also just south of 80 you can find several of those old trucks that I posted over the past few months. I’d look forward to meeting you. Plenty of things close enough to get a lot of stuff including the red covered bridge that would be on the way back that I also recently posted.

Updated 23 Nov 14:07

Excellent find Steve. Like the American Horror Story feel of the image. Looks like an old 1800's Three Room School House. Perspective and Processing is Spot on. Upon viewing Zoom Mode a light amount of Noise is still present (in Cloud area) otherwise a Wall Hanger in The Addams Family Home. Thanks for sharing and Congrats on POTD.

23 Nov 14:59

what a find, I would like to shoot a movie in there

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