Photograph: Brick School, Perry County, Illinois, circa 1939-1941

“We shape our buildings: thereafter, they shape us.” Winston Churchill

This is Brick School south of Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois. Norma, Ed, and Sharon Pursell attended part or all of grade school at Brick School. They are descendants of Margaret “Maggie” Guthrie Logan Williamson and William Franklin Williamson. Maggie was the daughter of Reuben Logan and Anna “Annie” Guthrie (Maxwell) Logan. Reuben Logan’s parents were Carroll Bias Logan and Lucinda “Lucy” Venable Logan.

Courtesy of Irene Pursell Dixon

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