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, February 18, 2012

Troy #6, Murchison School

Built ca. 1870, closed in 1927.  Located at 2677 230th St, which is .2 mile west of R Ave.  Sold at auction in 1946 for $310.  Converted to home.  First photo is of the east side, approaching from the east.
Photographed 2/18/12

2 comments:

Becky said...

do you know if this house is for sale, or I could find out info about it.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Becky,

The only thing I know about this house is its location, which we found using a book about Iowa County 1-room schools.

The home was occupied and even had a pickup truck in the drive (just out of the photos). No "For Sale" signs anywhere, so I am assuming it isn't for sale.