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, November 5, 2011

Lincoln #5, Lincoln Center School

 Closed in 1927.  Used as a voting hall until 1994.  During this period the front doors were sealed and a door was installed on the south side of the building where the center window was located.  Two north windows also were sealed.  From Victor, proceed south on CR V38 (B Ave) south of I-80 to 250th Street and turn east.  Proceed two miles to D Ave.  The school is located on the SW corner, facing east, although the original doors are covered.  Externally maintained.
This first photo is of the south side with the newer door.
This is the front of the school, with the doors sealed.
Looking through  the rear window at the back of the school with original blackboards.
Here is another interior view showing the boarded up window on the left; there is a twin to that one on the other side of the remaining window.
This view from the one remaining north window shows an old voting "booth," and behind it you can see one of the sealed front doors.
In this last view, seen from the SE window, you can see one sealed front door on the right side of the photo and the other sealed door on the far side of the room.
Photographed 11/5/11

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