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, May 9, 2011

Otter Creek Township #6, Pleasant Hill School

From Toledo, proceed east out of town on Old Cedar Rapids Rd and turn north on K Ave.  Go north to 300th Street and turn east.  About 5 miles east on 300th is P Avenue, and the school sits on the NW corner, about 500 feet NW of the corner.  Private residence.  If coming from the east one can use County Route V18 from the north approaching from Traer or Clutier) or south (Belle Plaine and U.S. Route 30) until reaching 300th, and then proceeding west about 3.5 miles to P Ave.
This last photo was taken from the road south of the school, 300th Ave.

Photos taken on 5/8/11

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