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, May 15, 2011

Greene #3, Boyle School

This was the last rural school in Iowa County, closing its doors on 19 May 1966.  These photos, taken during a rain shower on 14 May 2011, show the school without its bell tower, moved back from the road to a field a short distance from where it was located.  The school is on County Route F52 on the east side of Holbrook.  The school was built ca. 1890.

New photos taken on a sunshiny day, 9/21/13.

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