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, July 4, 2011

Cedar Township #3, Maple Grove

Drive north of Solon on SR1 to 120th Street and turn east, proceeding for 1.9 miles to Taft Ave.  The school sits on the southeast corner, facing west.  The first photo was taken so as to view the north side of the building.  No windows are on this side:
This next shot is the south side taken from the SW corner of the building:
This is the front/west side and you can see the front door and single window.  Dense brush and trees on this side makes for difficult photography:
This last photo is of the back of the school, the east side.  You can see through the windows to the south side windows and through them.  
Photos originally taken on 7/4/11, and retaken on 11/30/11 replacing the earlier shots.

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