Little Greenbrier School

The Little Greenbrier School in the Great Sony Mountains, this was a tough one to shoot because a little old lady that was a Park Employee must have been setting up for some type of demonstrations the morning we arrived and she was gung-ho to stop me and Robert Lussier from getting a shot of the inside of this place. As I watched Bob wait for her to make a trip to her car from the church he made his move to the front door to get some brackets inside (had to bracket due to the gloomy weather outside and darkness inside the school). Bob made his way in and she was right behind him, I don’t know what exposure he was on but she was not waiting for him and moved right in around him, shaking the floor and his tripod I would imagine. Bob thought it was me funny enough. As she left again I gave it a go, only I blocked the door a bit with my tripod and spider monkey legs(a moniker I picked up crawling through abandoned Detroit churches). My plan worked although she was not a happy camper waiting for that last long exposure.

The Little Greenbrier School is a former schoolhouse and church in the ghost town of Little Greenbrier, it was built in 1882 and was used as a school and church almost continuously until 1936. Classes were first held at the Little Greenbrier School in Fall 1882. Richard Perryman was the first of 39 teachers who would teach at the school until its closure in 1936. Students throughout the Little River Valley attended the school, some making a 9-mile daily journey from the Meigs Mountain community. 

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