On our way to Washburn we passed many objects of interest. One was the former site of Held, Illinois. Just down the road from where the marker was, we found the school that serviced it. On Tax School road, we came across, what else? The Tax School. Made of sturdy red brick and siting on an intersection of two roads, this building has stood since 1924. In fact the date is chiseled into the keystone above the doorway. It's no longer a school, alas, but I'm happy to say that it's been saved and is still in use today. If you close your eyes you can almost see a schoolmarm standing at the doorway ringing a hand bell.