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

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Oxford #6, Clodfeller School

Leave Oxford north on State Route 109, then turn east on US Rte 6.  About 2.5 miles east of SR109 is Echo Ave; turn north on Echo about 2 miles to 250th St.  The school is on the SE corner of Echo and 250th.  It is now a residence, with a brick addition on the east side, a garage on the north side, and a second floor.  Had a nice visit with owner Matt Hansen, who showed us a photo of the school from the 1950s.  In the photos, the back of the school ended where the jut out for the garage extension begins.
Photographed 8/27/11

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