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

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hartford #7, Paeper School

This school closed in 1951 and has been moved from its original location to about .2 mile east, and is being used as a storage shed.  To find this school, travel south out of Victor on County V38 to 210th Street, then proceed east to D Avenue.  The school was originally on the northeast corner of this intersection.  We also photographed this one today, and it can be reached from the previous school (Hartford #6) by driving southbound on D Avenue to 210th Street.

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