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, September 12, 2011

Hardin #4, Oxford

Depart south from Oxford on State Highway 109/Black Hawk Ave until reaching 360th Street, turn east and proceed 1.5 miles and the school will be on the south side of the road.  It is virtually derelict, although it is being used for storage.  The school faces east and its north side is parallel with 360th St.  This is another one for retaking after the leaves have fallen!
This next shot was taken through the lower part of the front door, bending down beneath the shrubbery.  It shows the windows on the north side all boarded over.  The ceiling is open and a wall has been added.
Photographed 9/11/11

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