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

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Clayton School, Clayton

Two-story stone structure built 1860, closed 1963.  K-8th grade used first floor, high school used second.  A wooden high school was later built in the lot immediately north, but is no longer extant.  In 2011 a new roof and windows were installed, paid for by the county gaming commission.  Clayton is east of County Road X56 on the Mississippi River, and the school is on the street along the river. 
Photographed 10/10/11

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