3 Abandoned School Houses of Douglas County in Washington

If you are interested in some cool travel photography opportunities, then Douglas County in Washington State offers three very cool abandoned school houses.

  1. Highland school house
  2. Pixley school house
  3. Lamoine school house

Beyond abandoned school houses there are many excellent ghost towns to visit and photograph. You can search by county at ghosttownsofwashington.com.

You might have to do some light hiking or even heavy hiking to get to some of these awesome relics. If you are fit and able to hike there are many gems in Washington State that would make great photographs for your own collection. And if you are super ambitious you can hike in with your Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter in your Phantom Backpack to capture a different perspective of the ghost town site.

The photograph above is of the Highland school house located in Eastern Washington along Highway 2. Here is the physical address of this school house… Highland School Rd SE, Soap Lake, WA 98851. This place is located about 10 miles west of Coulee Lake. You can see it from Highway 2.

I really love the setting of the Highland school house here among the golden grains of Eastern Washington.

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This historic one room school house dates back to 1905 and closed in 1949. Since 1949 many have passed through the doorways and open walls of this abandoned school house.

I photographed this in summer of 2016 with my Nikon D600 and Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 lens on my tripod. This was 5 frame capture blended together in Get Photomatix Pro 6.02 Pro 6 and fine tuned in LightRoom 5.

My Nikon D600 has since died and now I shoot all my real estate, landscape, and street photography with my new Nikon D750. The D750 is equally awesome as a camera.

This one room school house dates back to 1905 and closed in 1949. Since 1949 many have passed through the doorways and open walls of this abandoned school house.

The inside is as awesome as the outside. Graffiti and tagging on every wall. Some say it is a disgrace to have ruined this old historic place… I don’t know… I think the tagging adds story and indicates the passing of generations through the open doors and walls of this awesome abandoned school house.

 

 

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