ORIGINS

I grew up in a small Ohio town, and I rode the school bus from 1st through 12th grades. My bus ride always included a country road on which every school day we saw a one-room brick school house. (SW corner of Stine Rd and Enon-Xenia Pike). As the years went by, I watched this wonderful, familiar friend fall apart. After I married, the school really began to deteriorate. Every time we visited the area I would want to take a photo of the school, but never did. Finally, when we went specifically for the task, the school was gone. It was a huge loss for me and, since that time, whenever we pass a one-room school, it is a joy to stop to take a picture or two. Thus, our collection here, and the one with schools in other states. Jill :oD

Friday, April 9, 2010

Clinton Township #?, Stony Point School

I was told about this school by a supervisor at work.  When he learned Jill wanted shots of one-room schools, he said he drove by this one daily.  It is located west-northwest of Cedar Rapids on Iowa SR94 (Covington Road), at the SE corner or Rogers Rd.  We took this photo 5/8/05, the day after we shot Abbe Creek.  There was a restoration effort underway at the time, but I don't know how much has been done.  This school was used from 1879 to 1959.
Update 20 April 2014:  The restoration effort was dropped for lack of funds.  Photos taken today show how much deterioration has taken place since 2005.
The following photo was posted on Facebook by Ushers Ferry Historical Park, showing the school when it was in operation.

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