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

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shueyville High School, Shueyville

This one is a wee bit larger than a 1-room school; I think the ex-teacher who told me about it said it had two or three rooms.  It closed as the area high school in 1955, but was used for additional classroom space for many years before finally being turned into a community center.  Additions have been put on both sides of the original building, and the ex-teacher said it was also lengthened.

This school is located on the south side of County Route F12 (120th St.) on the west side of Shueyville.
Photographed on 8/14/11.

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