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

Pilot #3, Colton School

Built 1913, closed 1947.  Purchased early 1954 and remodeled into a home with several additions.  It became a parsonage for the church across the street in 1968.  Located on the NE corner of 230th St and H Ave (CR V52), about 1.5 miles south of I-80.

In this first photo, the original school is the back section with the two windows.
This view shows the additions on the south and east sides of the original building.
This is the north side of the building, showing a window added in the back.
Photographed 11/5/11

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