The long abandoned Lexington School still maintains a dominating presence on the North Dakota prairie landscape.
It's obviously not the charming little one-room school house that one generally associates with "pioneer" schools. Far from it! A second-generation school built to accommodate the burgeoning influx of children in the area.
It looks to be a similar design to Fir Mountain School (in southern Saskatchewan) which opened in the late-1920's. I'd hazard a guess that Lexington School is even a little older than that.
A long time has passed since Lexington School has been graced with the presence of children.
These big old schools are pretty special. I love 'em!
- Michael Truman