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

Monday, April 12, 2010

College Township, Center School #1

Built in 1875, located where the hotel at Kirkwood Center is today, at 7725 Kirkwood Blvd.  It was replaced when a new school was built across the street in 1900, and became used as the township hall.  It was relocated to Usher's Ferry Historical Village in 1977 and restored.  The building was severely damaged by the 2008 flood, and was restored again.
Photographed on 9/23/06

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