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

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Clermont #2, Riverside

A few miles northeast of Clermont on US18 is the Heritage Farm Park with several old structures which have been moved there.  This school was built in 1891.  It has the original bell, but desks have been donated from St. Peter Catholic School.  Preserved.  The photo was taken on 8/3/11.  Unfortunately, I didn't notice that the autofocus wasn't quite in focus.

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