This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Just dirt

I do not get to Mount Ayr often, but this week I passed by and stopped to see what the town looked like without the old school, which burned in March last year. The entire school lot is now just dirt. When the grass grows, it will add to the small park that makes up the rest of the block. Maybe they can put in a softball field. Below is the view from the north east corner of the lot, with the United Methodist Church in the distance.
From the north west corner you can see the playground and a couple of buildings that were once part of downtown Mount Ayr but not seem to be a private residence.
Some pictures of the school before the fire are here.

The sign outside of town says that Mount Ayr has 147 residents, but that seems to be from the 2000 census, not the 2010 census, which gives the town only 122 people.

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