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 25, 2011

Colfax #8, Mt. Pleasant

Originally located in Canaan Township in northeast Henry County, this school was moved to the Old Threshers Grounds in 1974.  This building was constructed in 1887 after the previous building burned in 1886.  It was used until the end of the 1948-1949 school year.  The school is located on the southern section of the grounds, at the north end of the campground.
Photo taken on 7/23/11

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