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

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bertram Township #?

This is one we've driven past many times and finally, today (7/6/11) we stopped and asked the owner about it and received gracious permission to be on her property to photograph this school.  It is located on the north side of U.S. Highway 30, just west of where it becomes 4-lane west of Mt. Vernon.  There is a cross street on the south side of the highway - Cedar River Rd - and the school is located .15 mile west of that junction.  The fire number for the owner's house on this lot is 1223.

This school is on its original location and was converted into a garage.  It has new windows in the original casements, and vinyl siding all around.  The front of the school, now a garage door, is facing south towards U.S. 30.

2 comments:

Lady Chal said...

Pretty sure this one was Jackson #6, originally located a couple miles east on 30 a bit closer to Irish Lane. I have found a couple the farmers bought cheap in the 50's and moved a mile or two for extra storage buildings.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

For this one we met the owners, and they stated it was the original location for this building and that they converted it to a garage.