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

Summit School, Independence

About 1996 this school was moved from its original location nearby to the town of Rowley, and restored.  In 2006 it was again relocated, this time to the Heartland Acres Agribition Center on the west side of Independence, where these photographs were taken.  The school was built in 1869.
This photo was taken through the window on the left in the above shot.
Here's a shot from a side window.
Photographed 10/10/11

1 comment:

artistbarb said...


I have been looking for Jericho, Washington No. 8. I do not expect to find it. My aunt Doris Budzine, told me it was sold to Amish for a chicken house.
I spent my whole 9 years of education there, and have happy memories of that time. I am Barbara Budzine Fenkner.