Frequent readers know I love photographing ruins, large and small. Abandoned places don’t usually give me the creeps, but the remains of the Cedarvale Schoolhouse in Cedarvale, New Mexico might be an exception.
The Cedarvale School was built in 1917 and expanded in the 1930′s before the building and the town itself were abandoned during the Great Depression. At some point in the past seventy years, the roof collapsed, possibly under heavy snow. The rooms are filled with desks and chairs and math equations are still printed neatly on the blackboard.
To visit the Cedarvale Schoolhouse, drive south from Moriarty, New Mexico on highway 41 then south on 42 from Willard. I didn’t see any No Trespassing signs around the schoolhouse but enter at your own risk!
Check back for another post on this weekend’s short but epic road trip: Cedarvale Ghost School, Three Rivers Petroglyphs, White Sands National Monument, a flat tire and the Very Large Array! Right now I’m going for a hike!