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

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Locust Grove #?, Unknown School 1

From U.S. 34 just west of Fairfield, turn north on H33, which will then bend northwest.  From U.S. 34 proceed 7 miles on H33 to the junction of V63.  About 300’ SW of that junction is a house which was converted from a 2-room school.  This school may also be reached by proceeding north on V63 from U.S.34; I forgot to get the exact distance, but I estimate about 3 miles.

This first shot is of the back, or northwest side of the school, seen from H33.  Signs around the lot were posted "No Trespassing," so I did not attempt to get a clear shot by moving closer.
This next photo was taken from east of the house while on V63.
Photographed 6/16/12

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