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, November 1, 2010

Buchanan Township #2, Prairie Chapel

This school was found about four miles northeast of Fairfield on County Highway W21, at the northwest corner of 167th Street.
The porch appeared to have been added on after the school was built.  Looking inside the porch, you can see that the original front door was recessed, as we have seen on other old schools.
The school is now used to store hay bales.  This shot is looking from the front door, while the following two shots are taken from the hay pile looking back towards the door.

It appears as if someone hit the corner of the building with some farm equipment or something.
3/4/13:  Thanks to Roger Young for identifying this school.

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