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

Monday, July 25, 2011

Oak Ridge School, Mt. Pleasant

Located on the Old Threshers Grounds, on the south side, in Log Village.  Relocated here from near Donnellson.  Built about 1840, it is a log school.  However, the roof was leaking, causing a section of the walls to deteriorate, so in 2010 it was repaired and covered with walnut siding.  So in this photo it looks like a new building, but it is really just an old one covered for protection.
Photo taken on 7/23/11

2 comments:

NextCenturySean said...

Thanks for posting this photo. My GGG Grandfather, Michael Ott, donated the land this school was originally built on near Donnellson. Great to know it is still being cared for and part of the Old Threshers Grounds.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Sean,
You are very welcome.

The whole idea of collecting photos of these schools is to preserve a piece of history - some we have photographed are already gone.

It is always a joy to hear from people who have connections to these schools.