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

Sunday, March 13, 2011

McGee School

This school was used from 1868 to 1952, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  From Manchester, go west of town on Main St (210th St), which is old US20, to where 210th turns south at W69 and continue the short distance to W69 and turn north.  1.1 mile north of 210th is the intersection of Candle Rd-197th Street (name is different on each side of W69), and the school sits on the NE corner.

Notice that the flag pole is a wooden one extending off the roof at the front of the school, with the rope tied off down by the door.
Notice the two entry doors in the covered entry-way.

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