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

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lincoln #7, Riverside School

Built 1879.  Closed for the 1949-1950 school year, then reopened for 1950-1951 school year before closing permanently.  Based on two photos of the school while in service, we discovered that the front porch entry was a later addition in its life.  From Millersburg, proceed north on CR V52 to 266th St, then turn west.  Proceed west to CR V48 (G Ave/216th St) and turn south to 270th Street, and turn west.  Proceed one mile to F Ave and the school is on the NE corner.  Derelict.  Construction along the road on the corner will probably end up with this school torn down soon.
Looking towards the front of the building, through a burned-out side window.
The original entrance door inside the porch.
Photographed 11/5/11

UPDATE 10/14/15:   We learned at a country school conference this past weekend that this school has been torn down.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I obtained a window sash from this school and am going to frame several abandoned one-rooms in the panes.

Anonymous said...

I obtained a window sash from this school and am going to frame several abandoned one-rooms in the panes.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

AH! You must be the person someone just linked me to your photo collection! I just posted a comment saying you can check here for directions/location.