The following photo taken when the school was being used is provided via Val Root:
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
Franklin Independent School
This school is found in Franklin, on the northeast corner of Main Street and 204th Street (Franklin Eighth Street). It is not a one-room school, but it is very interesting nevertheless. It was built in 1873, closed in 1961, and is now the city hall. We photographed this school on 7/23/11.