Last summer in Iowa, I passed through the town of Stanton and was able to take a few moments to get some photos.
One building in particular caught my eye. It’s an old school that is now a Swedish Cultural Center. It was not open the day I was there so I don’t have any detailed info or photos of the inside, but it is quite a building nonetheless. I’m planning a trip back to the area this coming summer and will make it a point to stop and visit. Also I want to shoot some shots of the coffee pot water tower.
“The Swedish Heritage & Cultural Center is the oldest public building in Montgomery County still in use. The building, known as “Old Main” school, now houses a wide variety of historical and cultural items, genealogy records, a gift shop and new exhibits each year.” http://stantoniowa.com/historical/SitePages/Home.aspx Stanton is also the birth place of Hollywood’s Virginia Christine, the “Mrs. Olsen” on Folgers Coffee television commercials.
You can see the emergency exit tube from the second floor. I would have to say that as a student, that would have been a lot of fun to use for practice.